Genna has lived near San Francisco for over forty years and raised her sons there. But she has been fortunate to travel the world. She studied in France one year during her college education, which is where she first saw street painting and wished she could participate. But it wasn’t until her older son was in college in Santa Barbara, that she saw it again and in California!! The next year a festival opened up in San Rafael, near her home, and she plunged in with both hands.