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Catherine Alexandre | Surrealist painter

Catherine-Marie Alexandre, painter whose reputation in France and abroad is well established, studies in Fine Arts, National Diploma in painting.
Diploma in contemporary jewelry design. First prize in a fashion design competition.
Easel painting, illustration for advertising and publishing. Currently, paints and writes.

- "When I was two years old, my parents peut a pencil in my hand, that I have never let it go since.
At the end of my secondary school studies, I went to Art'School, where I have obtained my NATIONAL DIPLOMA of PAINTING".

"At the same time, I have trained and was awarded a DIPLOMA in CONTEMPORARY JEWELLY DESIGN.
While continuing the painting, I learn to do engraving with a spanish Master, Alfonso SAURA, and I was for five years in making engravings for a Paris gallery.
I specialised in the Art Movement COBRA, principally the artists Karel APPEL and LINDSTRÖM.

Winner of fashion's design (COURTELLE CREATIONS) for ten years I was designing clothings and embroidery motifs for a textile company.
At the same time, my paintings were shown at a number of galleries and Art Exhibition.
Then, as a free-lance, I have for five years created original characters for CARTOONS (model-sheets).

I have discovered the world of cinema and began to write scenarios.
And later, novels. Actually, I paint, I write, I organise an Exhibition of Fantastic Art in the local area and my wish is to have a grand STUDIO-GALLERY where I could open to the public.
Also, I look after the flowers of my garden. Because above all, I am "contemplative". For me, the LIVE is a WHOLE.
All activities that I follow from same state of mind, same search; to do to emerge the best in myself, drawing lessons in that surround to me, livings and things..."