PAINTING ON THREE CONTINENTS
Born in Maryland to a Franco-American couple, I grew up astride the Atlantic. I moved to Paris for high school, passed my “baccalauréat litéraire” and returned to the United States for college. At Yale I studied Comparative Literature, and then returned to Paris to work as an English language journalist for ten years (Newsweek, UPI, Agence France-Presse and National Public Radio).
I had thought writing would be my métier, until at 27 I broke up with my journalist boyfriend and fell headlong into painting. Another writer introduced me to the pastel artist Pierre Skira, with whom I would study for 15 years. Skira was an assistant teacher in the studio of Leonardo Cremonini, who in turn accepted me in his atelier at the Beaux-Arts School in Paris.
Later I learned monotype, in René Tazé’s printing studio. I met the painter and print-maker Jean-Baptiste Sécheret there. He introduced me to plein-air painting with his class at the Architecture School of Belleville, where I became his assistant, and then his substitute. I found that in situ landscape painting was the bridge between my three continents.
Today I again live between two countries – France and Uruguay, where I set up my second studio in 2006.
EXHIBITIONS & PRIZES (SELECTION)
2018Musée d'Art de L'Isle-AdamMairie de Trouville, NormandieGalerie Argentine, Paris
2013Galerie Sit Down, Paris.2012Galeria Menéndez, Buenos Aires.Les Tanneries du Pays de Conches, Normandie.2011Galerie Sit Down, Paris.2010Espace Culturel les Dominicaines, Pont l'Evêque.2009Galerie Canal Pictures & Art, Paris.2008Burton Marinkovitch Gallery, Washington DC.2007Galeria Isabel Anchorena, Buenos Aires.Prix Business et Décision, Paris.2006Bank of Inter-American Development, Washington DC.2004Galerie du Vert Galant, Paris.2002Galerie CROUS, Paris.1998L’Art au Marché, Saint Cloud.1995La Grande Masse des Beaux-Arts, Paris. 1994Salon de Montrouge, France. 1991Lauréate du concours « La Femme Enfin ». Orangerie du Luxembourg, Paris. Réfectoire des Jacobins, Toulouse.