French by birth, Belgian by heritage, British by marriage, I live in an eclectic international environment where cultures and languages mix happily, where curiosity and human contact play an essential role and where creativity is a vital force.
A law graduate of the Universities of Lille (France), Saarbrücken (Germany) and Warwick (UK), as well as of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in International Business and Political Sciences, my heart was forever in crafting, making and creating.
On discovering paper anew in North East Asia the pull was too strong, I decided to let myself be guided by my hands and follow my heart.
2011-2014 student of Korean Hanji artist Mrs Om Myong-Sook, Seoul, South Korea
2014-2015 apprenticeship in Hanji craft and paper art under the leadership of renowned Hanji artist Mrs Kim Jeong Soon at Jonginamoo, Hanji and Wood craft Gallery and Interior Design Studio, Seoul, South Korea
2011-2015 multiple study trips across Korea, to Wonju, Andong and Jeonju in particular to study Korean traditional Hanji making, to Taipei and Shanghai to observe Chinese paper making and paper crafts and to Japan, especially to Echizen, Kyoto and Tokyo to discover and compare Japanese papermaking techniques and traditions.
2015 special commendation of the jury for the light sculpture “Gift” at the Korean Modern Art Contest 2015, Korean Modern Culture and Art Association, Seoul
Since starting to create with paper my works have been sold across the world, in particular in South Korea, Australia, France, Croatia, the United States and the U.K., to collectors choosing from existing collections or commissioning special pieces.
Member of the Jonginamoo Hanji Art Association
Member of IAPMA the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists
IAPMA Newsletter Editor, 2019-2021