Biography

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I was born in 1963 (Dijon, France). I studied Art History at the École du Louvre and at the Sorbonne in Paris. I graduated as Art Teacher in 1987 (CAPES), then Professor Agrégé of Fine Arts (1989, ranked 3) ; I have taught from college to university before working ten years at the Louvre Museum, as head of the Art Teaching Department.

I lived in Paris, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Singapore and I am currently based in South of France. I devote myself to painting, writing books and publishing illustrations in women’ s magazines and for the youth edition. 

I recompose with my own repertoire the masterpieces of the great artists who inspire me, in order to pay tribute to them, wondering what they could have painted of our time : my universe is populated by childish figures, scenes from tales that are both real and timeless, haunted dreams of interrupted narratives, snapshots of life that radiate a strangeness full of delicacy, innocence, fragility and sweetness. In this mirror game that I hold out to the spectator, I invite everyone to rediscover his child’s soul, and to think about the major ethical issues concerning the future of the earth.

I paint with acrylic, superposing numerous semi-transparent glazes to obtain effects of depth and reflection, to translate the warmth of a skin and to capture the color of a spirit.

I claim a free, figurative or imaginary painting, which assumes a plastic sensuality as much as the pleasure of intellectual games and cultural references. My fictions, smooth as distorting mirrors, encourage us to reflect on the boundaries of taste, culture, reality and life.