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John D. Perret was born and reared in Lafayette, Louisiana, and began painting at age 10. He studied Art at Louisiana College in Alexandria, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
At the time, basketball was his first passion, and he played for both schools. After leaving school, he put his artistic talent on the back burner to become a restaurateur. He continued painting as a hobby, and gradually gravitated toward the monkeys he played with as a child.
John says that God recently re ignited his passion to paint - and to spread the "3 Wize Monkeez" message... thus, this series.
3 Wize Monkeez Series "3 Wize Monkeez" was created from fond childhood memories of my five brothers, four sisters and I exploring my grandfather's library in uptown New Orleans.
A physician and an avid reader, he had a small collection of the three wise monkeys ("Hear No Evil," "See No Evil,"and "Speak No Evil") which he kept in his library. "PaPa" even had three sterling silver monkeys on his watch fob, as a daily reminder of these important words to live by. Little did I realize then, what an influence these monkeys would have on my life some thirty years later. In fact, one set is now in Lafayette at my parents' home, influencing a whole new generation of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
It's good to talk.