Cécile Carrega

France | Pastels

Artist Statement

Drawing each shadow, each relief, each hair, each nuance of an animal to little by little see it come to life on paper is my greatest pleasure. I like to transcribe the soul of my subject, it requires a lot of patience and observation. When I draw, time passes without me noticing and I completely escape, it’s a special moment between me and the animal I’m drawing. Working to order, the most beautiful moment is when I reveal the portrait to the person who commissioned it. It’s always a great emotion for her to see her animal represented. My art gives happiness to the one who commissioned it from me and that is my greatest joy.