Today is International Women’s Day and with that in mind I would like to introduce you to a very interesting female artist. Every now and again you discover a painter that has a truly unique voice. This is Veronique Cauchefer. She is completely self taught. Rather than go to art school she made regular visits to the best galleries and museums of Paris returning home to put those lessons to work on her next canvas. As a result her paintings pulsate with her own pallet of strong colours and a dream like flow of images in a style truly her own.
Veronique is a French artist who living and working in Paris. I met her last year when I had my solo exhibition at the Sobering Galerie.
This painting titled Enjoy this Day is characteristic of her work full of bold colours and neatly arranged with her personal vocabulary of images. Also you will often find a lone figure in quiet repose. It’s interesting to note that her mother operated a shop for many years that sold to the interior designers of Paris. She grew up in a beautiful large home decorated to the hilt by her mother. This love of plush interiors is her inheritance. Her decorative impulse is sometimes reminiscent of David Hockney.
This painting she has titled Windmill is a good example of her dreamscapes that hint at her love of nature. Veronique raised two boys who continue to be very much in her life. The role of being a mother runs deeply through her artworks in the way children play, mother birds hover and perch as if to watch over their safety. Her penchant for sober interiors pulsing with colour remind me some times of another French painter, Pierre Bonnard.
To learn more about Veronique Cauchefer visit her at her new website.