Translating into words, translating into images…

I was born  in 1972 in Aix-en-Provence (France ) and grew up in a small village in the Alpilles.

I left school when 16. I had studied by correspondence course. I became a firewoman. I started to paint.

I learnt the pictorial composition in the studio of  André Cheinet (Cantini Award, Marseille, 1935).

I passed the A-levels, as an independant student. Then I registered at the Faculty of Arts in the University of Aix-en-Provence willing to learn a lot from many different fields. Meanwhile my paintings were regularly exhibited.

I had studied the Japanese Culture and Language with M. Delteil, who is an expert in haiku. I had also studied Translation and Arts.

I  studied watercolours and  nudes in the studio of Charlotte Novitz (twice awarded by Kokoschka in his school in Salzburg, 1959, 1961).

At the meeting point of my research and my painting, I defended my dissertation on the haiga and the relation between poetry and painting, the intersemiotic transposition and  got my PhD with distinction.

I had lived several years in the South of France – another Japan according to Van Gogh – and abroad (Spain, Switzerland, England). Now I live in the “Garden of France”. I live in Tours, in the Loire Valley, near the Jardin des Prébendes, a wonderful park poetically described by Léopold Sédar Senghor.


Awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Study Tour of Japan for European Youth – Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Miyashima, Hiroshima, 2006
Awarded by Lefranc-Bourgeois, Trophées de la Couleur (Trophies of the Color – Ministry of Culture sponsorhip) -Regional Selection- L’Embarcadère, Lyon, Nominee -National Selection-, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, 1992