Born in 1966 in Dunkirk, I trained as a special needs
teacher and have always undertaken artistic projects with my
pupils, very often combining the visual arts with dance - my
two passions. Over the years, I continued with my own learning
through lessons and training courses while carrying out my two
principle activities, veering as time went on, from dance to
yoga and a greater level of interiorisation.
I quit the national education system in 2010 to devote myself
fully to these activities and set up 'Atelier Traces et
Matières', a concept which associates art and yoga in a spirit
of inner learning. I also teach a university yoga diploma at
Lille 2 University.
Since 2005 my studio, Atelier Traces et Matières', has been
based in St Aubin de Lanquais.
Activities I've participated in various exhibitions in
Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the municipality of Coudekerque-Branche
has asked me to do a large scale painting with a 'networking'
theme for the inauguration of a Preventative Health Centre.
Associating painting with writing, I have plans to create a
youth album for Utopique Publications.
Philosophy My paintings, which are usually large format, concentrate
on the sensory feelings engendered by the work of tracing and
matter. After a period of fully conscious work where all the
senses are solicited to appreciate the elements surrounding us
(light, colour, smell, matter, noise, vibrations), meditation
enables the senses to retract, to interiorize and this is when
the painting begins to take shape, almost to create itself
clairvoyantly with everything falling into place. Next comes
the time of creation where the body throws itself into the
process, where everything that has been interiorized spills
out onto the canvas. Then I persevere and work slowly on the
colours, building up successive layers to achieve the depth of
sensory feeling. I love playing with thickness and textures,
bringing movement into relief.
Atelier Traces & Matières
24 560 Saint Aubin de Lanquais
Tel. +33 (0)6 71 15 91 90
Visit the workshop all week by appointment
- Commissions accepted for paintings.
- Yog'Art Sessions: Relaxation & Creativity either in the St
Aubin de Lanquais studio or on other premises.