I paint. In my paintings, I am inspired by the movement of the lines to create. I explore the vibration and the overlapping of colours dear to the Impressionists. The many live model workshops I’ve attended have trained me to quickly grasp the main lines. And if, through the years, I have experimented with various materials, techniques and media, resulting in the constant mutation of my paintings, I now have a style: my characters delivering a message of feminine perseverance.
My work is constructed in stages. Splashes of acrylic paint are put on the canvas and sprayed with water. I observe how drippings are forming, how the diluted paint trickles, creating lines, shapes, planes and spaces. While the paint dries, subtle details appear. The painting progressively finds its structure as I rub it, or follow the trail a a string dipped in paint. The layers build and I highlight contrasts. Painting is meant to challenge boundaries, induce a new way of seeing. For me, this translates by daring to use the strength of the chiaroscuro. Less and less I use brushes and colours, as I return to the original energy of black, which recalls charcoal drawings, and the pure pleasure and energy of first drafts and original strokes.
Women are at the heart of my creations. My paintings aim at once to decipher their enigma and to respect their secrets. My faces act as mirrors. The women recognize themselves in the paintings, maybe get a new sense of their beauty, and of the richness of their emotions. Men project onto those faces that of their mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and lovers, all those women who have shaped their lives and touched their souls.