With a Ph.D. in Literature – including a concentration in Aesthetics – from the City University of New York (CUNY), Dr. Van Zon is sensitive to the philosophy that connects human beings to nature, the expression of beauty, the laws of perception, and the highlights of living experiences.
With the breadth and depth of Ms. Van Zon’s language skills – in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin – she began her academic career in writing and teaching. Two areas of particular interest to Van Zon is Feng Shui, the ancient art of Chinese placement and Chinese art forms, including Mandarin, Chinese brush & ink painting, Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Van Zon has devoted the equivalent of twenty years to her Chinese art form studies. Special interests and specific expertise are “Feng Shui Eyes Looking at Art.”
In 2000 Van Zon became a certified feng shui practitioner in the contemporary western school of feng shui, Pyramid Feng Shui, developed by Nancilee Wydra, through the Feng Shui Institute of America. In 2002, Dr. Van Zon founded Feng Shui Universal, a business that is based in Florida but spans the nation with mobile consultations and teaching. Dr. Van Zon travels to numerous assignments nationwide, while serving her regular clientele in Florida, California, Nevada, Colorado and Wisconsin.
Van Zon’s publications include “Word and Picture–Aesthetics in the Verbal and Visual Arts” (Peter Lange, publisher), books in English and German about Alfred Kubin and Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando and newspaper articles. For fifteen years she has published a monthly newsletter and written articles pertaining to Feng Shui in publications such as Kirkwood Times, FSII Newsletter, Ponte Vedra Chamber Chat and Ezine. Her article on Christo’s Central Park “Gates” was the featured article of an online Art Magazine.
Through her expertise in Pyramid Feng Shui, Dr. Gabriele Van Zon provides her clients and the media with cutting edge information about the experience of place and its influence on human affairs.
Van Zon has carried her message about Feng Shui through numerous seminars, lectures, talk shows, teleseminars, presentations to such organizations as:
Florida Association of Realtors
Northeast Florida Association of Realtors
National Kitchen and Bath Association
Jacksonville Women’s Center
Feng Shui Forum of Jacksonville
Tao Institute of Ponte Vedra Beach
Cypress Village, an NBA community for mature living
Bella Vita, a community for mature living
WJCT TV Jacksonville – talk show
AT&T Broadband Channel 29 – Pathways with Mariellen Kristol, talk show
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens – 10 years as docent for student and adult tours
Feng Shui Institute of America
Ninah Cummer Legacy Society Ponce de Leon Society – Cummer Museum
Alumni Association CUNY Graduate Center, NY
PhI Omega Epsilon Honor Society
Who’s Who among Students in American Universities
Appalachian Trail Conference
Professional Women’s Council
Ponte Vedra Women’s Club