Self portrait with our loving grandmother and my sisters

I am a French American artist. I started oil painting 16 years ago, taking evening classes at the Decordova Museum School in figure drawing, still life, acrylic and oil painting. I learned from outstanding teachers including: Jill Pottle (, Richard Lagasse ( and Alexander Ferguson.

I’ve been inspired by Velasquez and Sargent for their realism and the authentic treatment of their subjects. I especially love the way Sargent uses the white in his canvases to glorify the light.

My studio is in our home where I receive loving support from my family. The room where I paint is blessed with natural light. Together with classical music, it provides an ideal environment. I have also integrated meditation into my painting practice as a way to focus and solve problems.