She is 9 years old when her family moves to the French Riviera. At the age of 14, she starts taking photographs, learns the laboratory work in Grasse in a photos club. As a teenager, her interests also go to writing, music, philosophy and psychology, a discipline she will study later at the University of Nice. She leaves France with 19 years old and stays 6 month in the French West Indies, and then two years in Venezuela where she works by herself, creating handmade jewels.
When SYL comes back to France, she wishes to orient herself towards Plastic Arts.
In 1989, she meets Ricmeric, a great painter and thinker.
They stay together in Marbella (Spain) where Syl learns from RIC and books, the classical oil painting and drawing techniques. Three years later, she comes back to Photography and completes her knowledge of the art and technique of Photography. Nature becomes her favourite subject.
Fine Art Photography slowly becomes SYL’s main activity. She also produces drawings, experimenting different medium such as charcoal, sanguine and pastels. At that time, various personal exhibitions take places (Photography, Pastels, Oils), along with audio-visual shows.
In 1999, SYL enters the electronic world, and learns how to use a computer. Passionate by the possibility offered by the Internet, SYL teaches herself how to design websites. In 2000, she builds her first website about her artworks.
During the year 2000, SYL completes her impressive photographic work on the abstract and figurative expressions of Nature in the course of the seasons, so called "contemplative photography". She also researches on the chromatic basis of light, leading to her "experimental photography".
In 2012, Syl decides to start a singer-songwriters career and it is working out fine, so far.
Nowadays, Syl keeps on following her inspiration through diverse artistic expressions, such as writing and music.
Studies & Degrees:
1984: College 'Amiral de Grasse' - Grasse ( F)
Baccalaureate "Economic and Social Sciences"
1984-1986: University of Nice - Nice ( F)
Degree in Psychology (D.E.U.G)
Languages spoken: French, Spanish, English, some German…
List of solo exhibitions:
1992- Reese Gallery - Oil paintings and Drawings (Hamburg, Germany)
1996- Klein Heinrich Gallery – Photography (Glückstadt, Germany)
1998- Galerie du Moulin – Photography exhibition + audio-visual show based on Syl’s photographs (Grasse, France)
2003- Kiosque des Arts - (Cannes, France)
2007 - “Perfect World”: exhibition at the Prado23 (Marbella-Spain) Digital photomontage printed on canvas (Giclée) -
List of collective exhibitions:
1991- “El Chico”- Oil paintings and Drawings (Marbella, Spain)
1994- Sophia-Antipolis Gallery - Oil paintings (Antibes, France)
1994 - Antibes (France) - Marché des Artistes -
1995- Reese Gallery - Oil paintings and Drawings (Hamburg, Germany)
1997- Glückstadt Kino - Oil paintings, Drawings and Photographs + audio-visual show based on Syl’s photographs, together with Ricmeric (Glückstadt, Germany)
2000- Reese Gallery - Oil paintings, Drawings and Photographs - (Hamburg, Germany)
2003- Kiosque des Arts - (Cannes, France) -