St.Vil took an interest in painting at a early age. His father recommended to his friend Prefete Duffaut and the young St.Vil apprenticed in his studio for a year. In 1977 he began his very sucessful style where the soft shading among the various hues of blues, greens and purples confer upon his work a particular charm. In 1983, he was awarded the Prix Suisse for naive painting. At the twelfth International Competition of the Kasper Morges Pro Arte Gallery, he won the Bronze Lansquenet. Since 1975, St. Vil has exhibitied in Martinique, Guadeloupe, the United States, Denmark, Curacao, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, France and England.