Ghislaine graduated from Laval University in Quebec City and after a successful career as a nurse and nursing manager in the South Bay, art became her main focus. She studied design and drawing at Santa Monica City College. She has done work with the Plein Air Painters of America and has studied with many master artists.
Moving to Lake Arrowhead when he was 13, Michael continued to develop his woodworking skills building things out of whatever he had. Honing his skills at the Art Institute, he began developing his own style using reclaimed materials including Wine Barrels. The Wine Barrel furniture became very popular with friends and family who in turn, encouraged him to sell his creations. "Often I see furniture that is poorly made and I think....I can make that so much better". Is a sentiment that motivates Michael to learn new skills and ultimately leads to new designs. He finds that Wine Barrels lend themselves to furniture design because of the ergonomic natural curve of each stave.