Franki DeSaro (B.F.A., painting, 2015) is a New Jersey native and founder of Light to Earth Healing, offering art therapy and holistic healing sessions for children, teenage girls and adults. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in cities around the world, including Provence, France, and Savannah, Georgia. In 2014, DeSaro traveled to West Africa as a mission volunteer for six weeks. It was there that she connected her sentiments for the divine with the powerful influence of art as a restorative, emotional, spiritual and physical healer for third-world communities. DeSaro continues her studio practice in Red Bank, New Jersey.