Ilona Ivleff is 21 and from the south of France. She studies English literature, civilization and linguistics at East Tennessee state university this year thanks to an exchange program that allows students from all over the world to go abroad for one year. She remembers when she first started to draw when she was a child, on her father's knees. He is also an artist. Two years ago, she decided to make herself known. She dared to show her work, talk about it, and experience new things. She has exhibited in Atlanta and France. Art is her passion; it allows her to realize what she dreams of, to enhance herself, and to think about the future with a colorful mind.