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Daughter and granddaughter of sailors passionate about painting, I grew up in Paris surrounded by world maps, colorful canvases, miniature boats and photographs of distant lands.

I graduated from the Paris Decorative Arts school (Art Décos) and Les Gobelins School of Design. Although I started to paint when I was very young, and gave up my practice during my studies and for the first few years of my professional life. But the need to paint came back and imposed itself.

The medium I prefer is the portrait. I paint people of mixed identity, culture and heritage.
Most of the time, I paint 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.