Born in 1960 in Gevrey-Chambertin (Burgundy), I’ve lived since the age of fourteen in Vernon, a charming little city in Normandy a few kilometers from Giverny.
I had the good fortune to grow up in the company of an artist mother who bequeathed to me a measure of her creativity. I worked as a nurse for around twenty years before being appointed to a senior executive position in the medico- social sector. My professional activity was brutally halted in 2016 after a burnout that left me prostrate for a long moment.
I am lucky to be treated in the healing process by doctors who are very open to treatment techniques centered on behavioral therapies in which the development of personal talents is one of the pillars. These techniques lead the patient to experiment with new behaviors in order to gradually overcome any physical suffering.
Encouraged by my medical team, I first became involved with theater. In time, however, I felt the need to use painting as a means of expression. Painting is the only activity in which my thoughts are not parasitic. When I paint, my mind empties completely, and I am totally focused on my creation: the choice of the colors, the movement of my hand, the pleasure of having my hand in the paint and spreading it like a caress on the canvas. I added seed beads to my paintings. Sewing these tiny glass beads on my paintings helps me achieve a meditative state and add depth to my work. Painting also helps me to be more attentive to the details of my environment, because it makes me more sensitive to colors, light, shadows, movements, and forms. . .
This is how the “Echoes” collection was born.