Cyrille Saura is a Swiss artist, illustrator and art teacher, raised in France and living in British Columbia, Canada. She specializes in wildlife art and animal portraits, but really loves drawing everything that she can see around her. She teaches and shares her knowledge with all ages, through kids art camps and after school classes, adult workshops and private lessons too.
She mainly uses coloured pencils, but also gouache, ink and collage in colourful compositions. In her personal work, she aims to express our connection to a higher dimension of life.
When commissioned for an animal portrait, she captures the soul and character of each animal in amazing lifelike portraits through a long process (average 20-25 hours).
She has been raised in a family of artists and has studied architecture in Montpellier and Paris.
Living with her two sons in a house surrounded by forest on a North Pacific Island, she also find inspiration in the beauty of nature.
You can follow her work and enjoy time-lapse videos on her instagram.
November 18th-24th 2019, "Red, Yellow, Blue" Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York NY