"I dream my paintings, then I paint my dreams..." Van Gogh
Catherine / Kasia Suchocka was born in Bialystok /Poland/ but has been living in France for the last 20 years. Possesses dual citizenship : Polish and French. After finishing school at the State Visual Arts School in Suprasl, she moved to Paris, France. She completed her arts school with honours (Pris Trajectoire). Graduated from École Supérieure des Arts Modernes de Paris, faculté : graphic design and illustration.
She currently lives in the Ile-de-France region, in the picturesque town on the Seine, Triel sur Seine. She has tutored students for many in : graphics, typography and creativity, at her former school of art. She is also a coordinator of the first year of studies.
This work enables her to develop two of her other passions : illustration and painting.Catherine has been drawing and painting since her youngest childhood.Creation is her true passion ! In the time between her lectures, she paints, illustrates, draws, does cut-outs and collages.She has also been collaborating for several years now with French publishers, illustrating children's books, the titles of which include : "Thumbelina"by H.Ch. Andersen/book with CD
/Les Éditions des Braques/, "My Lullaby's" book with CD, "Puss in Boots & Little Red Riding Hood"/Tom pousse
et Une Hisoire d'Enfant/.Also creates made-to-order illustrations within her freelance work, mainly : special occasions cards, folder illustrations, badges and emblems, catalogues, and websites.
Her clients include : Siemens, Delanchy Transports, La Poste, Schlumberger, Johnson&Johnson, BP, Institut Français
de Gestion, French Ministry of Labour, French Federation of Tennis...Two main prises in the competition for the creation
and exécution of posters for the ATP Tennis Tournament : "Open de Paris-Bercy"/ "Masters de Paris-Bercy".She has been
presenting her creations at solo exhibitions as well as at salons ans collective exhibitions both in France ans other countries in Europe as well as in America (USA - New York City/Cork Gallery in the Lincoln Center).
Her works can be found in many private and corporate collections of such companies as Siemens France and Delanchy Transports. The artist draps her inspiration from the observation of tuer word and of people and nature in everyday life. All her créations are characterised by magnitude of colours and décorative graphic elements. Her works transpose the viewer into a colourful reality, detaching them from the grey and mundane everyday life. The artist harnesses a whole spectrum of techniques in her work. The plethora of technical solutions translates into a varied style of her works, which have one common denominator - boldness of colours !
"LA CRÉATION EST UN JEU SANS FIN..."
Catherine dessine et fait de la peinture dès son plus jeune âge. Pleine de joie de vie, elle se situe à mi-chemin entre l'enthousiasme de l'enfance et la perplexité
de l'âge adulte.
Née en Pologne, elle possède la double nationalité : polonaise et française; elle vit et travaille en France.
Catherine est diplômée de l'Ecole Supérieure des Arts Modernes de Paris (ESAM-Design), où elle est aujourd'hui professeur de design graphique, de la couleur et de l'expression personnelle.
Elle développe parallèlement à ses activités de formateur, sa passion - travail d'artiste-peintre et graphiste/illustrateur en free-lance. Parmi ses clients: Siemens, Schlumberger, FFT, La Poste, FHP-Vîleda, Jonhson& Johnson, Delanchy -Transports, maisons d'édition ...etc.
Catherine a été récompensée par de nombreux prix et distinctions en exposant régulièrement en France et à l'étranger.
"KREACJA JEST GRA BEZ KONCA..."
Kasia urodziła się w Białymstoku...ale już od ponad 20 lat mieszka we Francji.