"When my parents moved to Spain, I visited the home of Salvador Dalí in the seaside village of Cadaques. Three stuffed swans greet visitors in the library. They were Dalí’s pets, and he would attach special helmets to their heads with candles to watch them glide by in the bay at night. That struck me as very poetic, and a key to deciphering many of Dalí’s paintings featuring swans. It’s stories like these that I use to make my tours come alive for my visitors. Art should pose questions: Why is this particular artwork here? What makes it so special? Answering those questions is an opportunity to share stories and to spread enthusiasm and curiosity for art."
Karine has an MA in Art History from the Ecole du Louvre, specializing in 20th-century art. She also completed the certification training program for French national tour guides at CNAM, the Conservatory for Vocational Training and Art in Paris. Karine has been a cultural mediator at the FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, and has guided tours for the annual European heritage days. After many years living and working in London, Hong-Kong, Jakarta and New Zealand, Karine has returned to her native French soil to raise her family.