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About Michael Genevro

Michael Genevro Thank you for visiting my Art and Photography site, genevroDesign.com.

Many years ago i was working as a counselor at the old South Peninsula Jewish Community Center's
summer camp for elementary school-age children, Camp Tova.

Late one afternoon the director of the Center, Will, ran a planning session with the staff for the upcoming Special Interest Day. At one point he emphasized matching our skills with our Interest groups: "We want to make sure that you counselors work in areas where you have talent and abilities. So ... we do not want Mike working in the Arts and Crafts area."

With Will's recommendation sounding in my mind's eye (I have lost most of my hearing and need to see what I hear), I offer my work in Art and Photography here at genevroDesign.com.

I have always had an interest in Art and Photography. However, when I was growing up, I had little time for the arts. My focus for most of my formative years was on the "academic" subjects. There were sound reasons for Will's evaluation of my artistic abilities.

In a real sense, I came to Art in mid-life. When I was working at Hewlett-Packard as a Support Manager, I had pivotal responsibilities in the initial roll-out of the most important project in the company at the time. Basically, my job was to stand between the huge systems organization and our networking organization and find ways to integrate their often conflicting schedule priorities. As my peers portrayed in a skit for our Support staff, I was the monkey wrench that we hurled into the rollout machinery to ensure that all the necessary communications functionality was complete and solid.

Years later after I moved on to another role, our Product Marketing Engineer from the systems release saw me in the corridors of another site. His comment: "I am amazed that you are alive after what they did to you." --- Hmmmm

At the same time my wife Joyce and I were expecting our second child, Whitney. As always, we experienced complications during the pregnancy. Everything turned out well and Whitney is a beautiful, talented young Lady.

However, the combination of the systems release and the pregnancy was excruciating.

In February, 1987, I turned to Art as a way to deal with the multi-faceted pressures. Like so many other Art novices, my journey began with Betty Edwards' "Drawing on the Right-Side of the Brain." In the succeeding years, I studied Art during my very limited free time. I spent more time reading about Art than doing Art, but every now-and-then, I would draw or paint something and exclaim with unexpected delight, "Wow! Where did than come from?"

The key point here is that Art is not something separate from the rest of my life. I see Art as one part of the total person that i am, interconnected with every other aspect of my Being.

I still consider myself a novice in Art, in Photography, in Life itself.

I do the best that I can in everything I do.

I hope you find Joy and Beauty in my best.

- MikeG