Welcome to my gallery website!
I am Catherine, illustrator based in Paris. I have been working for several years with coloured pencils in a realistic style and bright colours.
Fascinated by Rhythmic Gymnastics since my childwood, I have created galleries of movement sketches and portraits, sharing my passion through my drawings. RG is for me Art in Motion and allowed me to show what I could offer through my sensitivity.
First of all, the emotions I felt in front of some gymnastic routines gave me the desire to try to reproduce on paper a part of these marvellous choreographies, to have the sensation of seeing the movement again. Also, each gymnast has a personality, a morphology, a way of moving, a characteristic style. From my research of sketches was born the gallery "movements", which represents passages of sequences which marked me.
I took then my coloured pencils to work on highlighting expressions and details in my "portraits" gallery. I try to highlight each face, each personality and to bring out the best in them.
I have a European diploma in Graphic Design (High National Diploma) obtained in Angers (49). I started practicing RG during my art studies, after having started dancing at 5 years old. I was able to evolve in group and individual. 12 years of experience as an illustrator in digital learning have allowed me to illustrate a wide variety of subjects. I now produce personalized portraits. Gymnastics, groups, families, children, animal portraits and other diverse subjects.
I do my best to create memories that move you, with all that I perceive.
I am happy to accompany you in the realization of your project.
Exhibition Galerie Daniel Hanemian (Paris 1st), 2023.