I always drew during my childhood. My mother, who was Coco
Chanel’s right hand, gave me a taste for fashion design. At
the end of high school, I went to a fashion design school for
two years. I worked in this profession for five years. Then a
total change: in the 1980s micro-computers aroused my
curiosity. After training, I became a layout specialist using
desktop publishing. Then I worked in a trades training centre
for the press. Then I trained as a layout specialist with
desktop publishing and worked in printing and advertising
agencies for some years.
I then worked in a training centre for press trades as a
leader of courses to present products.
In 2001, the big departure to the Dordogne, with husband and
children, setting up in Buisson de Cadouin.
And there, I decided to get into what I always wanted to do:
painting ...! I also had training in using the potter’s wheel
and clay modelling in Buisson de Cadouin for two years.
In 2004 I met Anne Marty; since then, we work with four hands
Creation of unique works in acrylic and oil paints, sketches
in ink, charcoal, watercolour ...; modelling in chamotte clay.
Working with four hands with Catherine:
Custom-made projects in different media, such as:
- paintings on glass
- paintings on canvas or wood
- imitation stained glass windows
“With one eye, observe the outside world, with the other, look
deep inside yourself” quote from Amadeo Modigliani. We work
with our soul, our spirit and our energy to put colour, play
with light, dark, shades, depths ... Painting is a message
from the person who paints to the beholder. Clay is a material
that we love mixing in our hands in order to shape it.
Sometimes, it “speaks” to us and decides what object it will
become. One is not always master of oneself. Emotion, thought,
observation give rise to a work of this noble element on which
WORKSHOPS AND COURSES
Courses for children or adults on various topics and
drawing, painting, clay.
Information, prices and registration:
+33 (0)6 83 76 65 07 or +33 (0)6 74 77 03 8
Clay and Painting
24 480 Le Buisson de Cadouin
Tel : +33 (0)6 83 76 65 07 or +33 (0)6 74 77 03 83