"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. "