I am a self-taught part-time oil, ink, and watercolour artist. Born and raised in Brittany, France, I moved to Hertfordshire to complete my studies at the University of Hertfordshire, and now live and paint in Welwyn Garden City. I have always enjoyed drawing since a child and the enjoyment has not faltered over the years. I took on Oil painting in my teenage years but moved to ink and watercolour painting due to the time constraints of raising a family and work. However, I have recently come back to oil painting thus now enjoying both mediums.
My mostly figurative work takes inspiration from urban or rural landscapes, with a predilection for trees and vegetation in a detailed way that tends to abstraction. Surrealism and dreams are also great inspiration.
Many, many artists inspire me but, a favourite and eclectic selection would include, Durer, Vermeer, Gauguin, Hokusai, Hockney, Kitaj, David Gentleman, Ralph Steadman, Cecily Brown, Peter Doig and more recently Per Adolfsen.
Finally, I also have a passion for travelling and never fail to record each trip in many sketchbooks.