Sun setting over the Sierra Madre mountains on Lake Chapala near Ajijic, Mexico.

Cathy Chalvignac - Painter

Cathy Chalvignac always felt attracted to the fullness of the indigenous peoples around the world. From their shapes and colors, to their way of living and feeling.  Everything belonging to cultures centuries old, fascinates Cathy, guiding her hand in the elaboration of her beautiful paintings and art.
Although Cathy Chalvignac was born in Paris in 1954, her family moved to Montreal when she was still a young child. Her father is a sculptor who works in stone and wood, and her mother was a fashion designer. In 1973, after high school, she moved back to Paris to attend art school, which she hated, finding it to be too rigid and restrictive. After this experience, she gave up on art with the exception of photography, and did not return to painting until her arrival in Mexico in 1986.
Cathy expresses through her work a respectful devotion to ways of life that have been preserved over the centuries. Patterns, figures, and colors fill her canvas giving life to her subject, creating images with an impressive photo-realistic quality.
In addition to her own studio/gallery in Ajijic, Cathy is represented by the Sheehan Corona Gallery in Guadalajara, Mexico and Dallas, Texas.

Contact Information:
Phone: (Mexico) 376-766-1153

El Morral acrylic painting on canvas, 100x80 cms. RASHAIDA acrylic painting on canvas, 120x115 cms. MARFIL Y PLATA acrylic painting on canvas, 70x70 cms.
" EL MORRAL" acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cms
"RASHAIDA" acrylic on canvas, 120 x 115 cms
"MARFIL Y PLATA" acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70 cms
UKA JAPAMIEME acrylic painting on canvas, 65x115 cms. MARIJA acrylic painting on canvas, 67x140 cms. AJA acrylic painting on canvas, 80x115 cms.
"UKA JAPAMIEME" acrylic on canvas, 65 x 115 cms
"MARIJA" acrylic on canvas, 67 x 140 cms
"AJA" acrylic on canvas, 80 x 115 cms
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