ABOUT MY WORK
WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND?
I took my first drawing and painting lessons at the age of 6. After a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design, I worked in this field for a few years before realizing that clothing is not the medium for me. The discovery of traditional and contemporary Chinese painters who represent nature and landscapes with poetry and absolute elegance, aroused in me a growing curiosity for the aesthetics of Asian painting. So I went to study Mandarin in Beijing while practicing traditional ancestral painting and calligraphy with two Chinese masters. I began my career as a visual artist upon my return from this trip in 2017.
WHAT DO I USE FOR MY DIGITAL PIECES?
I use Procreate on the iPad pro 12''. I mix hand painted background with digital shapes and do the final touch-ups on Photoshop.
WHAT MATERIALS DO I USE FOR MY TRADITIONAL PIECES?
I use a lot of different materials but here is a short list of my favorites: acrylic paint, markers, Chinese ink, pencils, ink pens, and Chinese painting brushes. I usually paint on Chinese rice paper, canvas, watercolor paper and colored paper. But most of all, I love mixing techniques and break traditional codes.
HOW DID I FIND MY STYLE?
My style is in constant evolution as I am influenced by the elements surrounding me. When I look at my previous series, there is always a common thread between them and actually recently went back to look for inspiration in my first series. I would hate doing the same things for years so I always try to get out of my comfort zone to find new ways to express myself.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ME TO FINISH A PAINTING ?
It really depends on the piece. When the whole piece is drawn by hand, it can take between 12 and 70+ hours depending on the amount of details. The digital paintings can take between 6 and 12 hours because I always use hand painted elements so I have to make them first.
WHAT INSPIRES ME?
I am inspired by lyrical abstraction and the philosophy of Chinese art, as well as masters of the 21st century such as Egon Schiele, Fabienne Verdier, Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages to name a few.
I also love young contemporary artists that I find on Instagram or in art galleries. I also love photography (even though I am not a good photographer) and also find a lot of inspiration when I travel.