I was born in 1992 in Burgundy, France.
Since childhood I think drawing has been a place for me to express my curiosity about the world and people around me, to put my emotions on paper and try to make sense of them. Observation is an important part of my work, but it goes hand in hand with an intuitive sensibility to explore things and the feelings they create.
As a teenager I figured I could use my drawing and imagination as tools to discover an area I felt attracted to : fashion. The reason why people wear the clothes they wear, the emotions and messages they convey, what it says about our bodies interested me, also learning about costume history, textiles, garment construction and so many technical things and topics was fascinating. I studied fashion design for four years at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, in Paris and graduated in 2014.
I think this fashion background has influenced my portraits, in how I represent bodies and fabric draping around them, texture and the attention to details. But also all the years of inspiration image research still impact me today, portraits of all eras, of musicians from the 70s and 80s, or more or less obscure fashion magazine editorials or striking photography portraits.
I mixed my love for textile and portraits in embroidery portraits. Some of them are realistic and could be called needle painting, others try to express personnality and emotion through the least thread used. I also gave a new life to second hand jackets by painting portraits of some of my favorite musicians on the back of them.
After a while, I still felt the need to go back to my first love of drawing. I wanted to take the time to explore why I felt so attracted to it, what it means to me and find my voice as an artist.
Until then my main medium was graphite pencil which seemed ideal to express a lot of emotion and contrast from such a simple tool. Oil painting had always seemed too precise and difficult to handle for me, but in 2020 I decided it was time to learn it by myself. Oil painting has opened a lot of doors for me creatively and I cannot separate my work from the use of color anymore.