Mya Bruno Prolific Artist and Writer
I was first introduced to the work of Mya Bruno when my neighbor, Sidonie Joan Eaton, showed me some of her paintings a couple of years ago after Mya had passed away. She created a amazing body of work during her lifetime! I met her daughter, Theresa Bruno, who so kindly showed me some of her mother’s work and told me of her life and passion for painting, art and writing. Mya began painting in Belgium and eventually taught French and art in the United States. She is the author of “Masks and Dances of French Speaking Africa“. She worked “Side by Side” with another Peninsula Artist, Lucy Coleman and together created some wonderful landscapes of the Peninsula and San Mateo Coast.
Mya’s father, Robert Verhelst, was also artist/poet living in Belgium. He had many famous Belgian painters as friends including Alfons Blomme who did Einstein’s portrait. We seem to have this invisible but intangible link to the past. I wonder if our ability to record history will change our way of thinking about our ancestors–as we will be able to know them in a way that was never before possible. I wonder if we will be able to see what lives on in us that was a part of them?