In my abstract paintings, I like to evoke feelings of freedom, liveliness and transformation. Through hyper color contrast and dynamic composition, I try to create movement and instability on my canvas. I thrive on spontaneity, and highly value adaptability and flexibility. I am fascinated by abstract painters like Gerhard Richter and Vassily Kandinsky. Armed with my fancy squeegee and various painting knives, I use techniques from both painters to create colorful imaginary forests and landscapes. I was born and raised in France but my father was from Nicaragua, a country I have visited numerous times. I presently live in the Washington, DC area where I teach Mathematics part-time at American University and at Montgomery College. I also love learning Argentine Tango.