Michèle Guilloteau experimented with her first pictorial emotions very early on. During her teenage years, on a trip to Paris, she discovered the works of the Impressionists and got all in a flutter in front of “Sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh. From then on, she began drawing and painting and followed lessons on how to make puppets led by professional artists, dealing with a collection of techniques with ease.
The freedom of the gesture is at the centre of the artist’s pictorial approach. Always exploring new materials and new ways to do things is essential for her. After a happy coincidence that Michèle Guilloteau calls a collage “accident”, she discovered the technique of paper folding, with which she continues to express herself by its form, depth and volume, both in her abstract and figurative compositions.
Her intense and very colourful palette allows her to offer an infinite range of effects. With energy, she thus traces horizontal or vertical lines in the material with a knife. Then, she plunges in directly with her fingers, experiencing the thickness and the texture of the paint. The horizon and imaginary towns are the artist’s areas of exploration. They allow her to handle the form, the clear lines and light, all while evoking her own childhood memories, the immensity of the Vendée beaches.