Janice Brooks hails from Alabama and has been a US expat in Bordeaux for over 20 years. She is a freelance translator who has worked a great deal with INSEEC amongst other companies. Her portfolio also includes interpreting, accompanying tourist groups as well as business English teaching. She works in coaching, training for companies and individuals in professional communication such as presentations, public speaking and negotiating. In the past, she has been an active member the Bordeaux Women’s club and her partner happens to be the well known local artist, Arnaud Faugas…
|Bordeaux Musical – Arnaud Faugas|
As well as her busy career, Janice runs a charity called ‘Les Bonnes Causes de Céline‘ after her daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in 2011. During the treatment in Bordeaux, she encountered two associations, Parent’r’aide Cancer and Make-a-Wish France. These charities do amazing work for children and their families who have been faced with leukemia and other serious and debilitating diseases.
From this experience came the idea of a Christmas Sale organized every year in Bordeaux by two friends to benefit these two worthy associations, as well as occasional other events to help with fund-raising. With the creation of the association ‘Les Bonnes Causes de Céline’ (Celine’s Good Causes) she can carry on her work raising money for charity. Please have a look at her FB page for more information.
|The 2014 Christmas fair for ‘Les Bonnes Causes de Céline’|
|Sophie’s Store hosted one of the stands|
Bordeaux painter/illustrator Arnaud Faugas will be exhibiting at the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery from September 17th.
|Port de le Lune – Arnaud Faugas|
|Arnauds’ influences include famed French illustrator Sempé, but he paints Bordeaux in his own way, airy and light.|