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 Carole Scalabre, iconographer and painter


Fascinated from an early age by drawing and painting, Carole turned, however, towards social careers by becoming a special education teacher, in the Paris region and in Lot et Garonne. It was in this fascinating profession, rich with encounters, that she developed art projects so that children and young adults could express themselves and reconnect with themselves through achievements.
She finally made the choice to give up this occupation in order to live her artistic passion more fully, and in a more personal way.


After having discovered iconography in 1993 and perfecting her skills for many years with a Russian iconographer to whom she became the assistant, she, in turn, transmits this ancestral teaching, remaining faithful to tradition.
Starting in 2009, in addition to this iconographic path, she started making abstract paintings, the fruit of a slow maturation, which were exhibited in various French departments, as well as in Brussels.


It is her interest in Encounters (human and spiritual) that led her to want, through art, to reveal the light that emanates from them, in different ways.
To let us share this hymn to life, she was initially deeply rooted in an iconographic work full of rigour and richness, while remaining faithful to the traditional realization of this orthodox art where “the invisible is made visible”.
The icons are made with tempera (paint with egg and pigments) and with gold leaf, mounted on linden boards and coated with levkas (a primer made of rabbit skin and Meudon white).
Her paintings, however, are made with acrylic, pigments and gold leaf on frames, sometimes superimposed so that work comes concretely to meet the viewer…
And it is this increase in Light, which comes to touch us, to take us well beyond the work itself, on the path of meeting and of beauty where the glance, then the heart, find themselves transported…


Carole Scalabre
Iconographer and painter
Lieu-dit Le Grézou
24 560 Plaisance
Tel. +33 (0)5 53 61 60 87 / +33 (0)6 87 38 36 36
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