Toulouse Red was born in New Orleans in the year 2011. She burst out upon the world, from Mid City, the “heart of New Orleans.”
The legend of Toulouse Red grew over time, as she crossed paths with the mysterious Henri.
Who was this Henri? A short fellow, kept to himself. An aficionado of the absinthe, a dealer in mysterious images of the night-time dance halls. A mystic life of sound, color and the rumbling of the beats that spoke the time.
One time she nearly caught him, as he’d tarried too long in a coffee shop. He hurriedly packed the pastels and closed the pages of his notebook.
Toulouse Red saw it all, learned his every move, and so became his double; his shadow, his epic muse.