New York City Department of Park
830 Fifth Avenue at 64th Street and Central Park
My paintings are inspired by light.
Luminosity is essential to my work. Over the years, I have created minimalist landscape paintings, abstract meditative compositions and views of New York's buildings, streets and gardens.
My recent Libretto works feature multiple layers of lines, each drawn and painted by hand onto shimmering gold and metal leafed canvasses. Etched into wet transparent paint, these lines allow the intensive glow and energy of the underlying gold and metal to reflect outwards through the paint. The gently undulating variations and linear rhythms of the lines create a sensation of calm. Merging reading, writing and painting, these works invite contemplative looking over time comparable to listening to a musical score.
My ongoing Confinement Gardens series developed during the Covid 19 pandemic. Last year in March, as the virus was surging in New York, and strict lockdown measures were in place, I sought relief from these restrictions by walking through the city’s public parks and gardens. Witnessing the powerful emergence of waves of flowers during the spring blooming, I felt so hopeful despite the pandemic and the political situation we were in. Though I am an abstract painter, impressions of my garden walks emerged in my usually nonfigurative compositions, and I began combining floral and leaf forms with wholly abstract linear patterns.
Born in Paris to Canadian parents, I grew up in Quebec City, and earned an MFA at Concordia University in Montreal, before moving to New York City, where I continue to work in my Harlem studio.