France White, SHCJ is a Roman Catholic nun who was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After earning a B.F.A. at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a graphic artist, peace educator and administrative assistant while pursuing her development as an artist. At a time when her work made it necessary to forego painting, she turned to drawing and marketing prints and cards of her art.
White has been involved in social justice issues concerned with creating a culture of peace and sustainability, with women and their rights in society and church, with homeless people, with refugees and with the impact of imperialism and multinational corporations. She is currently studying the way of the mystic healer. Her art has also been influenced by various intercultural and international experiences.
White believes that Eco Art is a call to honor our interconnection with all that exists. Her work envisions the sacred aspect of nature, tapping into the awe and respect of the natural world that permeates the attitudes and actions of peoples in tune with spirit—qualities necessary for Earth’s future.