Artist Cathy Chalvignac


Artist Cathy Chalvignac always felt attracted to the fullness of the indigenous peoples around the world. From their shapes and colors, to their way of living and feeling.  Everything belonging to cultures centuries old, fascinates Cathy, guiding her hand in the elaboration of her beautiful paintings and art.
Although Cathy Chalvignac was born in Paris in 1954, her family moved to Montreal when she was still a young child. Her father is a sculptor who works in stone and wood, and her mother was a fashion designer. In 1973, after high school, she moved back to Paris to attend art school, which she hated, finding it to be too rigid and restrictive. After this experience, she gave up on art with the exception of photography, and did not return to painting until her arrival in Mexico in 1986.
Cathy expresses through her work a respectful devotion to ways of life that have been preserved over the centuries. Patterns, figures, and colors fill her canvas giving life to her subject, creating images with an impressive photo-realistic quality.
In addition to her own studio/gallery in Ajijic, Cathy is represented by the Sheehan Corona Gallery in Guadalajara, Mexico and Dallas, Texas.

Contact Information:
Phone: (Mexico) 376-766-1153

Artist Cathy Chalvignac painting of UKA JAPAMIEME acrylic painting on canvas.


Acrylic on canvas, 65 x 115 cms.

Artist Cathy Chalvignac named AJA acrylic painting on canvas.


Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 140 cms

MARIJA acrylic painting on canvas by artist Cathy Chalvignac.


Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 140 cms.

MARFIL Y PLATA acrylic painting on canvas by Artist Cathy Chalvignac.


Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70

El Morral by Artist Cathy Chalvignac painted acrylic on canvas.


Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cms.

Artist Cathy Chalvignac acrylic painting on canvas named RASHAIDA..


Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 115 cms

Horse tied up outside the Chameleon Bar in Ajijic, Mexico.

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