My first pieces were done with clay.
I've been lucky to benefit from the advices and encouraging comments from the sculptor Claude Cavin, who's been a great help and support over the last years.
Very soon I "specialized" in animals, but have very few pieces left of my clay work that has been disseminated over the years.
I also do some portraits, which I find fascinating.
Portrait of Jaro Hilbert (painter)
He was my painting teacher in the 80's. A wonderful painter and very lovely man I was very fond of.
Portrait of Stuart Roussel
He taught me the secrets of the lost-wax bronze process and became a much valued friend.
Portrait of my father
At our mother's request, I did this bust of our father as he was when they met and felt in love (with the help of old photos).
Memory of a trip to Churchill (Manitoba) to watch the polar bears while they are waiting for the ice to form at the mouth of the Churchill River on the Hudson Bay.
Sadly, the climate changing endangers the survival of these magnificent animals.
Memory of a wonderful trip in the Maya jungle.
From a memorable trip to Klemtu (B.C., Canada) where in the fabulous decor of pristine wild territories, wonderfully welcomed by the Kitasoo Xai Xai first nation, we spent several days watching bears, amongst which the legendary Spirit Bear (Kermode bear).
Here a black bear was fishing salmon from a fallen trunk, feasting on proteins before the long winter.
Less exotic, the deer is a familiar encounter all around our house.