Born in the medieval French city of Carcassonne, I spent my childhood in the lush Dordogne Valley in southwest France.
My earliest and most vivid childhood memories are of walks through woods and fields with my family.
Both artists, my grandparents taught me how to see and capture the fleeting coolness of nature’s small quirky moments: a light or a juxtaposition of unexpected textures. They instilled in me this awe of nature’s vibrancy. These seminal experiences trained my eye to capture the warm chaos, the harmonies, emotions that move us through natural spaces, depths and colors.
Painting for me is an intuitive transcription of a wave of emotion that traverses me when I encounter a view that strikes my soul.
These views often take the form of landscapes but I think of landscapes as a loose word for any type of horizon where subjects emerge and engage the onlooker. For me, in fact, each landscape, sometimes imagined, re-imagined, or even dreamed, is a window of experimentation with different materials, shapes, colors, and textures.
It is an opportunity to work out a puzzle that I see at the center of each composition. In my art, I focus on fluid spaces, vibrant colors, and timeless compositions: modern paintings with a French eye!
Cézanne, Paul Cérusier, Braque, Nicolas de Stael, Ansel Kiefer, Georgia O'Keefe, Peter Doig, Pierre Bonnard, Macke,Joseph Alpers, André Derain, Wolf Kahn, David Hockney, Maurice de Vlaminck, Elaine de Kooning, Miró , Alma Woodsey Thomas...
Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Fauvism.