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I am a French decorative artist, who lives and works in Berkeley, near Bristol in the UK. I studied fine arts and history of arts, and in 1991 started to paint on canvas. Meanwhile I pursued my artistic activities, I was asked to collaborate for the design of some restaurants and stores and very quickly it became the opportunity to start a career in decorative arts. Since then, year after year, I learnt and improved the techniques, from the most traditional and ancient to the most modern and recent ones. I also became a specialist in lime polished plaster and in microcement, working alongside architects, interior designers and private clients, providing artistic and decorative finishes for traditional and contemporary interiors, incorporating both residential and commercial, in addition to restoration and bespoke artworks. Since I moved to the UK in 2014, I founded, with my partner Rachel, Koubi Design which supplies products for decorative finishes such as natural polished plaster and microcement. To ensure the best standard of application we also started in 2014 to offer training courses which became very popular with students coming not only from the UK but also from the US, China, South Korea, Africa... We also travelled abroad many times as far as Australia and the US to train applicators in bespoke finishes such as polished plaster or microcement.
The idea of giving online courses came actually from people wanting to attend our courses, but who could not always physically travel to our premises or fit a course in their schedule. Also, some students who did attend one of our courses suggested online classes simply for having an additional support and a reminder easy to access from the internet.