I was born in Auvers sur Oise where the names of Pissaro,
Cézanne, Daubigny resonated throughout my childhood, where
Vincent and Théo were part of my everyday life… I've always
loved wandering through the old streets of Auvers and was
always drawn to the artists I would see there, bringing their
blank canvases to life. I was drawn to art and intimidated by
it at the same time.
As a teenager, I started pencilling portraits, before moving
on to oils and water paints.
As a mother, I organised visual art workshops for my three
budding artists and their friends.
One thing leading to another, I threw myself into patchwork
with the same passion.
Then the exhibitions of paintings got the upper hand. I gave
lessons at the social centre and organised painting Sundays,
further to a course in art therapy. What is essential to me
about these painting days that I organise in Beauregard, is to
give people who have never dared paint and do not feel capable
of being creative, the confidence to do so.
A canvas, water, paints - a game. I always listen to music
when starting a painting, without knowing where the new
journey is going to take me.
It begins with carefreeness to which is added acrylic paint,
pigment, material, paper, string, a graphic design dependent
As the days go by, it becomes more complicated to find a
balance and a bit of sobriety after so many conversations…
Having for many years painted figures of women, my paintings
are now often abstract although feminine silhouettes still
appear from time to time.
I know that a painting is finished when I feel good next to
it, whereupon I heave a last sigh before awaiting the next
moment of rebirth through another painting.
Visits to the workshop by appointment.
Lessons in intuitive painting
Information, prices and inscriptions +33 (0)6 73 80 71 93
KAMOCA (Catherine Morthelier) Painter
Eco hameau de la Servantie
24140 Beauregard et Bassac
Tel : +33 (0)6 73 80 71 93