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As the daughter and granddaughter of sailors, she grew up surrounded by world maps,
colorful paintings, miniatures boats and photographs from faraway places.
She graduated from the Paris Decorative Arts school (Art Décos) and Les Gobelins School
of Design. Although she started to paint when she was very young, she gave up her
practice during her studies and for the first few years of her professional life. But the need
to paint came back and imposed itself.

Her medium of predilection is the portrait. She paints people of mixed identity, culture and
heritage. Most of the time, she paints on the spot, spending hours with her subjects. The
final pieces reflect the atmosphere and discussions during the long sessions of posing.
The portraits honor and give visibility to those men and women who believe in values of
tolerance, solidarity.