Cécile Fauritte is a French painter born in 1968 in Lyon. With a solid academic background, she explores figurative painting which combines mastery, technique and sensitive experience. Today she focuses her research and personal work mainly on portraits of women. An art of portraiture that is both a mirror of her vision of society and an expression of her inner questionings.
Introduced to painting at a very young age by her father, a painter sculpter and art lover, she enters l’École des Beaux Arts in 1989. There she affirms her passion for painting and sharpens her drawing technique by working from live models. Follow three years of studies in interior architecture, which enables her to acquire perspective’s skills and deepens her art of drawing.
She then completes her academic background at l’Atelier de la Renaissance in Lyon. During 3 years she produces numerous copies of paintings by masters such as Raphael, E. Vigée Le Brun, B. Murillo and E. Manet.
She discovers the ancient techniques of painting while sharpening her eye. Her curriculum is distinguished by a double diploma in interior architecture and restoration/conservation of paintings.
Today, Cécile practices her art between Grenoble, where she lives, and the forests of Haute-Loire, where she has set up a new studio. Her paintings are nourished by its plural environments, sometimes abundant and urban, sometimes a refuge hidden in nature.
Her personal work around the portrait and in particular the portrait of women, reveals a singular vision of the world tinged with delicacy, sensitivity and humanity. Reflections of the inner life, her faces express emotion, determination but also melancholy, fragility and the weight of domination relationships.
The expressive power of colour, material and light leaves room for the imagination and interpretation of each individual. Cécile Fauritte works exclusively with oil paint, a technique in the rules of art, as a tribute to the great masters she admires, allowing her to create delicate, luminous and timeless work of arts.
“Much more than words, painting has always been a privileged language for me. The canvas allows me to express a whole range of emotions, to propose a sensitive and poetic reflection on what surrounds me and moves me. If painting is a deeply solitary act, which is carried out in the secrecy of the studio, my painting seeks on the contrary to weave a bond around universal emotions. It is for me a singular way to find my place in the world”.