After several years in a large bank financial department, Myriam decided to devote herself entirely to her passion, painting.
Self-taught, she started in 1996 with oil paint and brushes. She reproduced existing works, to train and familiarize herself with this technique. She also tried dry pastels, worked with fingers. Then she painted her own paintings, always in oil, and always a little more abstract. She loved working in oils, but it’s extremely long to dry. She really enjoyed painting, but a part of me was missing...
So she put painting aside for several years. Her art was reborn after facing events in her life. Painting becomes a liberating, almost meditative act that brings out repressed emotions.
Since November 2021, oil colors are replaced by acrylics, which dry more quickly and allow faster and more immediately work. Knives, rollers and fingers take the place of brushes for a more material painting.
When she starts a work, she lets herself be guided by deep feelings and passions, without having an idea of how the painting will look in the end.
And finally comes that moment of grace when she feels inhabited by an intense and powerful emotion, and there, her fingers guide her. She don't think about what I'm going to do, she expresses with passion a very deep feeling in her.
And only then do she feels satisfaction in her work, the joy and the need to show it. She finally feels that her paintings are and reveal a part of me.
Art becomes interesting when it is guided by an emotion, by passion, and not by reflection, she thinks. This is also why she places so much importance on the title she chooses for each painting, because it reflects what she wants to convey.
She represents emotions that everyone can feel but is afraid to show. Looking at them, the viewer feels those hidden feelings resurface, processes them and feels more relieved.
For this reason, she is delighted to be able to expose her art on social media, and every message of congratulations is a real support and encouragement. That's why she hopes with all her heart to be able to make it known to an even larger public.