I entered working life when I was young. I was in Paris where
I had various jobs. When I was a child, I liked to draw, paint
and write. After an interruption of a few years, I took up my
brushes again. I liked colours. I have met many people in my
life, and most of these encounters were important and deciding.
After my work, I always had a painting in progress. I was also
interested in the flowers, I dried them and made compositions.
Self-taught in all that I undertook. I travelled alone.
One of my jobs resulted in my returning regularly to Brittany,
to find my roots, to establish a strong relationship with
Nature. Always aside from my profession, I made pictures in
algae, and made lamp-shades from pressed flowers.
I arrived in the Dordogne in 1986, and started painting
flowers and animals on T-shirts…
I exhibited in flower shows, I always sold pressed flowers on
In 1993, I decided to take classes in drawing and painting,
thus I has lessons from three professors during four years.
I paint on fabric, I also paint on paper, projects intended to
being printed by a printer who works, amongst other things,
for designers, tablecloths, decorative panels…
I also work on my T-shirts using various techniques, and
creating trees, watering-cans, dancers from my paintings. I
also make vests, cushions… And, always pressed flowers… which
are found in the clothing on my “dancers”, forty of which are
represented in postcards. I exhibit in plant shows in France.
I also create flower clothing, directly on mannequins. What I
like with textiles is to cut, sew and touch them. I also like
the movement of fabric, its amplitude, and… its colours. I
appreciate, too, the feel of the flowers that I pick to press
and that I find after they have stayed in my phone books: the
rose petal is always velvety, certain leaves are delicate,
others stick, others become transparent and light.