My Bio

Born in Quiberon on the Atlantic coast of Brittany, I am influenced by the colours of our beautiful Breton coastline and by Celtic legends. The picture below shows my native land, where I live, beautifully photographed by the photographer Eric Frotier from Bagneux

Photo Aérienne de la Presqu’ile de Quiberon, Juin 201

I am a trained painter from Brittany, Celtic region of France on the Atlantic coast , a graduate of the West Berlin Art School HSBK , mean while to pay my studies, I sold my drawings on the Kurfûrstendam the main avenue of West Berlin …..Then I came back to France

My mother told me that I started painting when I was a small kid. In the attics she found the first price I won,
I was not yet 6 and I’m proud of it 😀 . On the right some photos of when I sold my paintings in the street in West Berlin

During the last 4/5….decades I painted large canvases and large watercolours and exhibited in fairs and galleries (in France, Germany Saoudia Arabia, Italy, United states and others) and I occasionally painted a miniature because I’m fascinated about painting very smal with tiny brushes, i like the contrast in my work .
Due to health problems I stopped painting for a few long years. Since this year (2022) I paint again but the prolonged standing being painful for me( everyone gets older :-D), I paint mostly miniatures but I continue to paint watercolours ( because our Breton coast is so beautiful) and watercolour drawings, I draw with graphite and pastel and sometimes paint and sometimes slightly larger oil or acrylic canvases.
In addition to portraits and landscapes on commission I let my imagination speak for large watercolour drawings mixing my dreams, legends and mythologies.
The miniatures are generally commissions, portraits of people you love, your beloved animals and even your house, your boat and from time to time miniature of a landscape you love. I also paint small miniatures taking up the Victorian fashion of lover’s eye.

Blue wave,  oil on canvas
Blue wave, oil on canvas

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