Nanette Scriba
Nanette Scriba was born in Mainz, Germany, where she was exposed to music and art from early childhood, as her father was a renowned cantor and organist and her mother was a painter.

In the 1980s Nanette studied Art and Art History at the University of Mainz, graduating with distinction in 1986.

Even while studying at the University, Nanette gained considerable recognition as a songwriter, poet, musician, and a skilled interpreter of French chansons. She began performing concerts to German audiences, and over the next years made appearances on German, French, Chinese (!) and Polish Television programs. She has recorded and released 10 CDs, mostly consisting of original compositions which she both arranged and co-produced.

Nanette's first CD production, a compilation of well-known French chansons, earned her excellent reviews ("Outstanding" - DIE ZEIT), which inspired her to begin composing and performing her own beautiful songs.

For more information on her musical career (only available in German):

Nanette Scriba - the SINGER.

In 2006 Nanette first traveled to Cape Verde, a life-changing experience that reawakened her desire to devote herself to painting.

Since that time, Nanette has been spending several months of every year living and painting in Cape Verde, producing a prolific body of work in both water colors and acrylic with motifs whose charm and vivacity immediately capture the imagination of the viewer. Periodic exhibitions of her Cape Verde paintings back home in Germany have met with resounding critical success.

Since December 2013 her images are also presented in the Centro Cultural de Mindelo, the cultural metropolis of Cape Verde.

See the paintings and more information about the painter Nanette here: