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CATHERINE BERTAUD
       
photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010
Les seins de Jeanne, 50x70cm, March 2010
photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010
Cacophonie, 30x30cm, July 2010
photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010
Elles, 30x30cm, July 2010
photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010
En chœur, 50x70cm, March 2010
Les seins de Jeanne
50x70cm, March 2010
Cacophonie
30x30cm, July 2010
Elles
30x30cm, July 2010
En chœur
50x70cm, March 2010
       
     
all photos ©Catherine Bertaud 2010
Paintings

CATHERINE BERTAUD

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06 31 91 78 12

Catherine Bertaud's Website

photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010photo ©Catherine Bertaud 2010
Catherine Bertaud

 

Self-taught, I have been painting for 15 years but seriously since 2005. During my early youth, I drew sketches on all kinds of flying papers. After a training based on women fashion design, that I attended in Paris, I decided to work on canvas. But “What kind of paint should I use ?”, was my question. I decided to try acrylic because it seemed to be very easy to use at the beginning. Also I realized that it suited my style very well, that is to draw pure colours outlined by dark borders. In fact, it is a style used in Belgian comics, “Images d’Epinal”, Japanese prints and the cloisonism art movement initiated by Emile Bernard and Paul Gauguin.

My aim is to generate mystery in my paintings. In that way, I only draw parts of a body or a face and use refined shapes. I do not create any perspective effects nor use any shadow common technics. Dark feelings are not necessarily my preference in Art although it is interesting to analyse why just the addition of paint + canvas + idea can lead us to such a feeling or to the opposite… My primary aim is to arouse positive ones. So I hope that my personal “addition” leads people to that result! However, I prefer that my paintings arouse reactions, good or bad, which is better than indifference!

As regularly as I can, I organise personal exhibitions in Paris and Brittany and take part in collective ones. If you would like further information about my paintings, do not hesitate to contact me. I live in France (Brittany), I am 44 years old and I really like painting and hope to create and create again.

 

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Main exhibitions:  
  Salon d’Automne – La Baule – Octobre 2009
Grand Palais – Paris – Novembre 2008 (Salon des artistes indépendants)
Ciné Manivel - Redon – Le Printemps des Jeunes Talents 2007
 
   
Solo exhibitions :  
  Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne – Rennes – April and May 2010
Hôtel Brittany – La Baule – July to Septembre 2009
Casino Barrière – Carnac – May and June 2009
Casino Barrière – Saint-Malo – April 2009
Restaurant Manufacture – Issy-les-Moulineaux – April to July 2008
L’artisan de saveurs - Paris – May and July 2007
 
   
Galleries:  
  Galerie Art Circuit – 22 rue de Nemours – 35000 Rennes
Galerie des Trois Rivières – 29 rue Notre-Dame – 35600 Redon
 
   
see more on Catherine Bertaud's Website
     
texts and pictures ©Catherine Bertaud 2010

 

 

Catherine Bertaud

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