Véronique Clanet

An Artist Life

Member of the prestigious Taylor Foundation and of the Maison des Artists, Véronique Clanet has been exhibiting her work in France and abroad for more than 20 years. Her exhibitions offer visitors a privileged moment in which to discover her tenderness, delicacy and sensitivity.

Véronique is originally from the Ariège but she now lives in Lahitte-Toupière, a small village in the Hautes-Pyrénées.

At 27 years old she enrolled in Tarbes School of Art.

Although her first creations were inspired by Modigliani, she rapidly developed her own style in which depictions of women, the position of the head, expressions on faces and the use of colour are very much to the fore.

In 2001 she created and led “l’Atelier de Véro” (Véro’s workshop) which enabled her to pass on her skills in fine arts to students while continuing to perfect her own artistic knowledge.

After 10 years full of sharing and emotions she decided to once again dedicate herself entirely to her own work, particularly sculpture.

This second period has seen the expression of her sensitivity through the realisation of bronzes such as “Les Femmes Feuilles”. These confirm her mastery of movement through voluptuous and sensual scenes imbued with peace, love and sweetness.

Véronique Clanet, however, found that she needed to go further and broader. Propelled by an overflowing creative ambition she has chosen to work in other forms; with other techniques; and in other materials.

It is natural therefore that she has decided to take up her brushes once again. This return to her sources has brought the affirmation and recognition of her as an artist through the creation of the emblematic “Pétillantes” which, in themselves, symbolise the universe of Véronique Clanet.

Whether on canvas, in resin or in fired clay we are plunged into the universe of the Roaring Twenties. The expressions of these ladies encapsulate a wise a knowing mix of naivety and seduction.

We have here an invitation to discover the works of an artist who knows how to diversify her talent to create personalities and explore characters on particular themes (such as Marianne), all in her own style. Her works have found their way into galleries and other prestigious display areas dedicated to the contemplation of art.

There is nothing left except for you to come and discover these works: to approach them and to listen to them. Without doubt they will carry you away with them and make you want to share the marvellous fairy world of the “Pétillantes”.

Pascal Carabin