Can you tell us an artist or more than one that have influenced your art?
I don’t know if I have someone I could call a real guru, but there are many people I truly admire. Such artists are Gustav Klimt, Alphonse MuchaWojtek Siudmak or Cristophe Vacher - I love their works and could look at them forever. I try to learn from their paintings a lot, observing their use of colours, character modelling or symbolism usage.
How much is the world of fantasy important in your life?
Picturing fantasy themes has always been a sort of escape from the real world. When I feel down, I just put some nice music on and try to forget about my problems by diving into the world of art. You might call it a form of “therapy” but it really works wonders!
How did you arrive in your personal style? How was it evolved?
My style is something that just seemed to develop itself naturally. I never really stressed over it, never tried to artificially achieve a recognizable style - it is just one of those things that seemed to “just happen”.
Style, to me, is a combinations of themes and techniques used – that in overal creates an image, a perception of the artist. And so when seeing someone successful, I think many artists make the mistake of following that person step-by-step topic and technique wise, thinking that if they do the same thing to the letter, they will be as good, while it is so much better to just try to find what suits YOU....
When did you begin your art?
As a child, my passions were drawing and painting : I was a very lonely child and I could spent hours in my room painting and drawing fairies and mermaids. But it's only in late 2003 that I began to create digital artworks, first of a very macabre nature. At that time, as a complete newcomer, I joined Deviantart, the famous artistic online community. There, I received a lot of feedback and pieces of advice, which led me to go on doing artworks and improve in the more significant way. After more than one year of digital creation, my style evolved. Leaving aside the horrific imagery of my beginnings, I turned myself to a more delicate, achieved and feminine vision of the beauty in darkness, depicting dark and always elegant beauties into a special world of my own.
What inspires you?
Basically my own experiences. I can say now that almost all of my images do reflect me at a certain moment of my life : what I live, what I believe in, my obsessions (the passing of time, solitude, and decay) are always depicted in my images in a way or another.....