Born into a family of decorative painters that have been practicing the track since 1890, I learned this craft in the early 80’s with my father, a master craftsman, 3 time gold medalist in the competition France’s Best Craftsman (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) in the categories building, decoration and advertisement.
I graduated with a vocational training qualification in decorative painting from Angoulême (France). In 1983, I settled as a decorative painter in Paris, then moving to Montpellier.
With painting, I am interested in associating building and ecology. I am always increasing my knowledge, I want to train and exchange ideas with other specialists, so the ecological building can become a reality, shared and reachable to anyone.One of my focuses since 1999 has been learning the techniques of clay plasters and clay building. I am particularly interested in the Moroccan technique for protection of rammed earth using lime from Marrakech, also known as “tadelakt”.
Trough these different projects, I learned how to use and promote different types of paints and natural or ecological plasters. With a university diploma from Montpellier in “ancient architecture and rehabilitation techniques”, I decided to pursue the professional license “development and protection of the cultural and historical building” graduating in 2006.
I now combine my work as a decorative painter, counselor for the finishing touches in rehabilitation of buildings, all with the priority of protecting our historical buildings and caring for the environment. I also train professionals to using the techniques implemented by AKterre, the association Formaterre and other organizations.