I am certainly a cross-pollinated soul, in that I was born French, in a part of France whose history has been troubled by wars, in a multicultural family. I have lived and worked happily in France for a number of years before moving to New Caledonia for work. I have now settled in Australia, and enjoy every single minute of my life here. My years as an Associate Professor are behind me: I have enjoyed teaching Australian Literature and Arts to thousands of university students in France, Australia, and New Caledonia. Now I enjoy being able to paint full time, all the time.
Drawing and painting have always been second nature to me, a thing you do, naturally, as you breath, laugh, and love. When I discovered oils - as an adult - things became even more exciting. Oils are brilliant, demanding and sensual. Delectable. I love oils.
I am always happy to learn from /and with other painters, wherever I am, and now my time is my own, I paint full-time, all the time, with glee. And I learn along the way from all the lovely people I am lucky enough to meet.
I am currently working on the local subject matter - the North Queensland landscapes and seascapes. And TREES. I am exploring the colour GREEN, in all shades and varieties. I am particularly interested in half-shades and tones, mist and harsh lish, and the whole range of nuances in between.