AAfter studying at the Paris School of Applied Arts, I worked
for textile design studios in Lyons for whom I created paper
designs for the biggest names in haute couture and for textile
printers, both French and international. This demanding
profession which requires "an eye", an ability to be endlessly
inventive and the capacity to work under pressure, provided a
fantastic training for me.
Then, life's vagaries took me travelling and, dazzled by the
light and atmosphere of the countries in which I was lucky
enough to live, I started painting on silk.
In 1984, I set up my studio at Croix- Rousse in Lyons before
moving to the Gard in 1995 where I also opened a gallery.
I now live in Bergerac and have set up my new studio there.
I have participated in lots of arts & crafts fairs - in Nimes,
Grenoble, Toulouse - and have exhibited in variety of places,
particularly in the Dordogne - Cadouin, Biron, Saint-Emilion,
In 2004 I won the " Best Crafts Person of France " award in
the category "Fabric & Wallpaper Design adapted for Painting
I love painting flowers, giant plants, lush, imaginary
gardens. I want to create images which allow the viewer to
escape into them; I want my paintings to tell magnificent
stories… When I painted on silk I specialized in trompe-l'oeil
but, for the time being, I am back to painting at an easel.
For my last exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, I
created a world of white roses painted on white backgrounds
which was all about playing with light and shadow and the
contrast on the flowers. I am absolutely open to all the
surprises that my work springs on me!