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Penaud Raphaëlle | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Penaud Raphaëlle | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Penaud Raphaëlle

  • France
  • Painter
My message is simple: "A little kindness in this hard, hard world..."
Raphaëlle has always dreamt of being an artist: singer, dancer, actress, or photographer. Eager to express herself, she naturally turned towards studying the arts and attended the School of Fine Arts. She completed her training by studying visual communication and graphic design. In the early 2000’s, she met a group of young artists in Nantes who led her to exhibit her work. Thus began Raphaëlle Penaud's unbridled passion for portraits of small and large animals. Raphaëlle's childish and funny spirit draws us into a bucolic poetry that gives the audience a child's smile.
Her art comes from her love of illustration and her experience in graphic design. She draws inspiration from everything around her: skits stolen from her everyday life, phrases gleaned from her reading, music, poetry, travel, favourite landscapes. Initially, Raphaëlle puts down the image she has in mind using oil pastels, after which she mixes acrylics with a brush, adding touches with deliberate strokes. Then she spreads coloured inks and let the work sit for a time and then adds new details: with a knife blade she scratches out a flowered balcony or the shaggy hair on the ear of a cat... At times she adds a "surrealist" element: a fish in a cage, a never ending ladder, a moon on a string a nose on a shack... She cuts and pastes pieces of transparent paper and illustrations from old books.
  • 2011
    Participation in the Arts art fair
    Vannes, France
  • 2009
    Exhibition at La Galerie Parisienne
    Paris, France
  • 1998
    Participation in the Young Illustrators Art Fair
    Angers, France
  • 1972
    Birth
    Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France

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