Florence Cadène

French painter – Born in 1969

After finishing her diploma from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris, Florence spent a further ten years  before deciding on what she wished to focus her work, a subject that rapidly became her passion. She recently celebrated  20 years as an animal portraitist, specializing in painting wild animals, partly as a contribution towards animal protection, for which she has been recognized with many awards.

Her work is mainly focussed on capturing  exclusive instants in the lives of her subjects (alone or in pairs) : an expression,  a sudden movement, an attitude. Her aim is to depict these independent wild creatures in isolated portraits,  in deliberately minimalist landscapes far from human contact. Her work is currently on show in a number of exhibitions in France, Europe, USA, and in Asia. Her portraits show an immediate  strength and tenderness that never fail to have a strong impact on the viewer.