|Chantal Leymarie,completed her education at the Beaux Arts in Toulouse. For the past 20
years, she has displayed her works of art in places as far-flung as Johannesburg, Paris,
Stockholm , Venice and Dubai.
The artist describes her work, inspiration and unique modus operandi. "I live in Paris and I
move from place to place. I have lived in Africa, Sweden, UAE, and each of these countries has
given me new sources of inspiration
|I never compose a picture mentally before I start painting. I stand in front of the white canvas
and look at it. And as I stare, the ideas come flooding in. And, it feels as if I am in a dream. I
have all the colors laid out and I know in which color my paintbrush must dip into, without even
looking at the colors. It is almost as if there is a force moving my hand across the canvas. I
work like a pianist who plays without notes... spontaneous, unconstrained, free and I cannot
stop. I have started with Computer Art in 2001. A digital fine artist uses a computer as artistic
tool, just as a traditional artist. I experiment with color, texture, and form. I print my images on
canvas and plexiglas in large format.