Sophie Barthélémy

Attracted by sculpture, she integrated the workshop of Jean Claro aged eighteen. At his side, she learnt the techniques of modelling while laying the foundations of her artistic construction. The solitary joy of the creative exercise, associated with the workshop’s atmosphere, comforted the young apprentice in her vocation; she signed up to the École des Beaux-Arts de Poitiers, from where she graduated in 1993.

Produced with acrylics, her painting is sensitive and spontaneous. Playing with spaces and chromatic tones, the artist explores her support, stimulates her imagination in order to give body to her subjects. Profoundly expressive, Sophie’s characters invite us to enter a unique world, suffused with poetry and generosity.