I was born in the Bouches du Rhône and spent my childhood between the beautiful forests of Burgundy, my mother's country, and the garrigue of Marcel Pagnol. As a child I wanted to be Snow White, Cinderella, to get lost in Wonderland or sometimes to be able to wriggle my nose like my beloved witch while daydreaming in front of Sarah Kay's illustrations.
I had long since invented a fairy world where I could take refuge at leisure.
"Then she fell into a long, long sleep..."
I drew as all children draw but without knowing that it would become a real passion.
I am self-taught and I started to draw mainly landscapes and still lifes. Drawing attracted me a lot but I was never completely satisfied with my "subjects of study". One day I drew a little elf in a landscape and it seemed so natural to me that I continued on this path. Since then, I dedicate my drawing to all these little characters that accompanied me in my childhood and that I had so much pleasure to find. I now like to bring them to life on a sheet of paper. I have continued to combine my passion for drawing with the fairy world and my passion for certain periods of history.
My inspirations are quite varied but often revolve around the fairy or the fantastic since I appreciate as much the softness of the illustrations of Meredith Dillman or Delphine Gache as the darker drawings of Tim Burton or Barbara Canepa.
I have been working for 20 years in the field of professional training for adults and I have been a freelance illustrator since 2008. I reconcile my time between a very rewarding job, my family life and my passion for drawing.
Keeping a part of magic and childhood is vital for me.
I will end with my favorite quote:
"What makes a poet? Is it not love, the desperate search for the slightest ray of sunlight playing on the floor of a child's bedroom? François Mauriac.
My work as an illustrator I dreamed my engravings as kisses of prince, a little naive and childish, they address your inner child, the one who deep inside you, never really grew up.
Filled with melancholy, they speak to you of lost worlds, of the melodies of your childhood that have been lost forever.
Sometimes you will bite the poisoned apple, other times it is a frog that will wake you up. Often, it is little woodland fairies who look you in the eyes and say:
My illustrations are made with different techniques, either traditional, watercolor, acrylic and colored pencil; or digital painting in Photoshop. I always try to distill magic and softness in my way of painting, whether it is traditional or digital.