grew up close to the Loire river in a small town called Argent-sur-Sauldre,
two hours south from Paris.
drawing ability was pointed out by my grandmother at the age of seven,
when I produced a picture of Valencay’s
chateau which we had just visited.
don’t come from an essentially artistic family, but I spent a lot of
time in my childhood studying drawing. I used to hide drawings under my
bed, because art was not always considered as a serious study or
pastime, compared to school work. The growth of modernism and success
carried a burden of fake
Utopia, as art is no less chimerical than the aspirations of society and
all this, the enthusiasm showed by grandma left an indelible and
timeless stamp on my comprehension of the world. My interests in
culture, literature, music and art kept growing strongly, but spirit was
shrinking due to ordinary life expectations and my Eldorado became the
experience of other cultures.
the time I reached India at the age of 24, my drawing was coming on and
I was starting to master black and white in my own style. I realized
that most people wanted to touch my work as if their senses had awakened
to a true illusion. India became a reflector; my drawings and portraits
had brought me a long way, to reclusive communities, to holy men and to
people who could sense the magic of art.
to Paris. I then met up with artists, poets and philosophers and
discovered an individual depth of expression, culture, knowledge and
language which could not be found as such in any educational
establishment. A friend introduced me to Jo Plaskett, the well
established Canadian neo-impressionist artist who gave me colour magic
without saying a word. I offered him my first colour pastel work a few
weeks later as I felt a response to his pictorial language.
few years later I arrived in Wales, where I managed a recording studio
in the County of Powys. The greens of the hilly landscape gave me much
to think about.
wanted to express music through art or I thought that music could
be created in a more artistic environment or maybe the
environment was all around to be included in the art of the music – I
don’t know whether I really knew in which order, but at least I was
pondering about it.
the studio experience where I worked with musicians from Britain,
Australia and America I went to live in South Wales where I sold prints
of my art work and originals. I also met and entertained a relationship
with Welsh artist John F.B Miles (the son of watercolorist Arthur Miles)
whose fabulous work is a major contribution, very little known since he
passed away. Through his circle of friends I have kept a great affinity
for writer, artist and musician Allan Osbourne and
spiritual artist and writer Robert Beer.
recent years I have taught and worked as an artist in residence in
schools, colleges and prison. I also have been involved with festivals
creating décor and UV lights at events such as the Glastonbury
Festival, the Ross-on-Wye International Festival, the Maindy Festival,
The Workhouse Festival and various clubs and venues.
work displayed on this web site will show fine art, décor and finally
photography which with any luck will grasp some of your attention,
interest or curiosity. I hope you enjoy it.