“Is that her real name?,” people always ask. “Yes,” Pomm explains. Her mother, born in Paris, read a novel by the French author Colette in which one of the characters was a little girl named Pomme, which means apple in French. (The “e” was dropped to ensure correct pronunciation in the U.S.) The peaceful moments and beautiful colors of Pomm’s work have been inspired by her bi-cultural upbringing. While in Europe, she found she loved the old world architecture and feeling, particularly the southern regions of France known for abundant sun and flowers. Pomm’s work has been seen all over the U.S., in Europe and Japan. She is a member of the National Watercolor Society as well as The Watercolor West Society. Collectors of her work include Kirstie Alley, David Hasselhof and Priscilla Presley.
Pomm tells us, “I came across this little out-of-the-way spot in Aix-en-Provence, a part of southern France renowned for its brilliant natural light. In the 19th century the sun and sights of the area lured the talents of Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and other Impressionists and I’ve followed in their footsteps. How to explain the fallen rose? It may be a love token…a secret signal between lovers…or a romantic message in itself.” Pomm’s name is adapted from the French word for “apple,” and she places her namesake within each of her images. Can you find the one in this delectable creation?