Born in 1943 in Asnières, Claudine Menou began painting at the
age of fifteen.
She attended the School of Fine Art in Casablanca and learned
about the use of colour, she then studied in Toulon to learn
the art of fresco. In Caen she was trained in sculpting wood
and finally in the School of Decorative Arts in Avignon she
mastered the art of tromp l'oeil.
She has also studied the art of sacred iconography in the
Studio St. Jean Damascène.
Since the 1980's Claudine Menou has participated in many
exhibitions in France and abroad and obtained prestigious
prizes. Her paintings are referenced in the Akoun* and sell
well at auction. (*Directory of artists)
She has also illustrated books and card games and painted many
frescoes and trompe l'oeil works for private individuals and
She continues to exercise her many talents and also teaches in
her studio in Lamonzie St. Martin.
It is as an oil painter that Claudine Menou has made her mark
as an artist, always producing figurative works playing with
light and shade to create an unusual atmosphere, her technique
embracing the depth of her paintings.
After a voyage to Brazil she is now giving her time to
abstract painting (in acrylic on wood and canvas) and leads us
on an extraordinary adventure into the " non-conscious " of
light, detachment and love of Art.