Manon working at her desk


I paint illustrations for children using the egg tempera technique. All my illustrations are painted on wood with pigments. Egg tempera is an ancient technique that was predominantly used before oil painting.

Each of my paintings is unique.

I live in Anglet, on the Basque Coast. The pine forest near my house helps me paint the landscapes of my illustrations.

I began drawing and painting to decorate my children's rooms. I find that painting on wood is softer and warmer than framed posters. At first, I would copy images from books that we enjoyed. It took years of practice before I started drawing my own characters and landscapes.