While attending my uncle painter and sculptor Jean TOURET since early youth, I was immersed in the construction of a creative work. He was my main inspiration and teacher. In addition, I was strongly attracted by impressionist painting, Van Gogh, Gauguin, The Fauves, Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Pollock, the Flemish and Italian primitives. Also dazzled by Egyptian paintings and bas-reliefs, and indeed African art.
Still, I had to find my personal way of approaching drawing, painting and sculpture. I have always been interested in educational methods of discovering oneself and the surrounding life. In my attempt to ‘see’, I travelled along many religious, political, social, psychological and physical paths. As I felt committed to the representation of human beings and their world, my life choices have been guided by interest in life and all its aspects. I felt an urge to share many life experiences, both individual and collective, which led me to earn a living on many jobs and in the same time explore their backgrounds.
Thus, I went through several major stages: learning the technique, the knowledge of human beings in their lives, the learning of my own knowledge, and finally the realisation of works — all that carried out head-on.
Drawing was my first support, along with essays of paintings and sculptures. I also went through a few sabbatical periods. Today, in Langeac, I am experiencing both daily and creative life.