About

     

 

                                                                     

Artist Statement:

      In my abstract paintings, I like to evoke feelings of freedom, liveliness and transformation.

 Through hyper color contrast and dynamic composition, I try to create movement and instability on my canvas. I thrive on spontaneity, and value adaptability and flexibility. I have developed two styles of painting: impressionistic and non-representational abstract. I almost never use a paint brush and work almost solely with painting knives and other tools like squeegees. Armed with my fancy squeegee and various painting knives, I like to create colorful imaginary forests and landscapes in oil, acrylic or watercolor.

      I was born and raised in France but my father was from Nicaragua, a country I have visited numerous times. I presently live in the Washington, DC.

      2022 has been a very special year for me. I decided to take a semester away from teaching and dedicate my entire time to painting. I believe that since the beginning of 2022, because of the ability to paint every single day, I have made tremendous progress in my painting skills.

 

Media:

 

  • I was featured as Artist of the Month in the April 2022 issue of Kensington Neighbors Magazine: Article (on page 14).

 

  • I was interviewed in the Fall of 2021 in preparation for the McLean Project for the Arts Artfest in which I participated: Interview

 

 My favorite quotes:

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Van Gogh

 

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. Picasso

 

Everything you can imagine is real. Picasso

Since there is no such thing as absolute rightness and truth, we always pursue the artificial, leading, human truth. We judge and make a truth that excludes other truths. Art plays a formative part in this manufacture of truth. Gerhard Richter

The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, but it Bends Toward Justice. Martin Luther King

Les tableaux sont des miroirs magiques, dans lesquels, si l'on sait, en s'éloignant un peu, bien les regarder, d'importes parties de la réalité sont dévoilées. Marcel Proust

Each color lives by its mysterious life. Kandinsky

There is no must in art, because art is free. Kandinsky