Passion "Pastel"

I'm a self-taught person. I did not join any art school. I have allays been attracted by sketching, which I attended hobby lectures in order to learn the different techniques. I practiced watercolor, acrylic painting, and finally pastel.

Direct contact with the material, its smooth and sensual sides quickly seduced me. Pastel became a passion. My masters are training talented pastel Patrick Bechtold, Penelope Milner, Sophie Amauger, Peter Thomas, Michel Breton.

I practice this technique for over 10 years. I am inspired by the emotions that give me my nature walks and seafront, (Brittany). The colorful landscapes, cloudy skies in pastel tones, the sea or the quiet waterways never tire me. Water has become a favorite subject.

My artistic approach:  to interpret, according my feelings of pastellist, colored and magical moments captured through my photographs.

I also like to set up my easel in the nature in order to paint lively.

With the animation of artistic workshops or courses, I enjoy sharing my art
pastel guiding each person wishing to express themselves through art in a spirit of conviviality.

I'm a member of: Art du Pastel en France, Société des Pastellistes de France, Pastel en Bourgogne,Pastel en Perigord, Regards de Pastellistes, ASPAS Pintores in Spain, Pastel d'Opale,Pastel en Yvelines, Salon du Pastel en Bretagne,  PSEC, Pasit Italie. Collaborator of the magazine "Pratique des Arts".

AWARDS :

2017: Prix du Pastel, exhibition "Art et Matière" Saint-Pierre les Nemours

2016: Crédit Mutuel Prize, painting exhibition and sculpture Antony (92), Award Pastels Girault, Pastel d'Opale (St-Léonard 62). Clairefontaine in Yvelines the Municipality Award (guest of honor in october 2017)

2015: 1st prize of the public "Salon du Pastel en Yvelines (Le Chesnay), Audience Award  "exhibition of pastel  in Egly" (91), Lions Club Prize" Painters of the Bocage in Flers (60), hyperrealism Prize " Pastel Exhibition in Brittany, Fougeres.

2014: Audience Award "Exhibition Art in South Yvelines; Clairefontaine"-Award "Géant des beaux arts" in "Pastel d'Opale" (62)

2012: Pastel Award - Clairefontaine.