My (short) story.
I was born of an architect-painter father and a mother trained in the fine arts.
I have always painted, drawn and cut - as far as I can remember.
I live and work in Paris, France. Sometimes in Burgundy.
I have a taste for line and construction - e.g. architectural elements, references to antiquity. I always give a major role to colour in my works. I am strongly influenced by french decorative arts, but also modern to contemporary arts.
My subjects - fantasized but possible architectures, landscapes, interiors - are jostled by the appearance of animals silhouette or a furtive, even suggested human presence.
If it is not the subject, life is nevertheless close by.
The techniques I use range from graphic design through acrylic to the more traditional use of watercolour on arches paper, but always with flat tints of colour and a clean rendering.
My creations sometimes escape flatness to become ornamental volumes (cartonnages, decoupages)
like the 3-D continuity of my work.
Nulla dies sine linea
(No day without a line. Pas un jour sans une ligne.)
Portrait of me now by Lora Barra - Portrait of me then by my father.