Originally from France, Dominique Caron studied fine arts at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux after obtaining her baccalaureate in art. She traveled and lived for many years in Morocco, Rwanda and the Ivory Coast. From her admiration for these cultures she created a body of work based on masks. She exhibited in Africa and Europe. When she moved to San Francisco her masks became larger and more colorful. Her work was then represented in many galleries in the United States and Canada. Her fascination for faces led her back to drawing, then painting, expressing her beautiful language of colors and joy. Her Hunter's Point Shipyard studio started to fill with paintings, pastels, watercolors and gouaches. Every media was investigated and combined in large collage pieces. When she moved to Sausalito at the turn of the century, she felt welcome by the serenity and warmth of a true artist town. She also maintains a home and a studio in the French Basque country where she retreats for the summer. Dominique Caron's work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Japan and France. Sensual and airy, gentle and serene, her work suggests a luminous art de vivre.