I was born in France and came to New York in the mid-seventy’s. After a time of exploration, I enrolled in art school and graduated from Pratt Institute. I moved to the Bay Area and embarked on a life as an artist (painter, sculptor, muralist…) and art instructor.
I taught art through a wide spectrum of programs: from kindergarten to college, prisons to psychiatric hospitals, and for many years, elders. I helped design large installations in the community, all the while creating and showing my own work in France and the U.S.
Three years ago, I retired from teaching art in California and moved to the Rogue Valley. Here was my chance to be a full-time artist!
This change of life translated into a new direction in my art. I started to combine my ceramic figures with natural and found objects to create assemblages.
This playful conversation between my dreams, images and the materials feels deeply satisfying. It is often process- oriented: stories emerge, the child in me delights in what comes to life. My work connects me with a fantasy world, a waking dream-space.
Art has never been a luxury for me, but a necessity. It feeds, heals and makes my heart sing.