“I want people to feel warmth, joy and comfort from my artwork. I love to express myself through joyful and bright colours, squishy and soft lines meeting hard edges, and playful shapes. ”Claire Prouvost
T：Have you always in creative industry throughout your career? When did you discover your passion and special talent in illustration?
C：Yes, I have always been drawing and I knew from a very young age that it was the career I wanted to pursue. I was lucky that my family is very creative so we were always painting and drawing. I studied design and then worked as a graphic designer for 4 years before taking the leap into a freelance illustration career, 2 years ago. Illustration started to take more and more space in my life, from a therapeutic practice to a full-time career.
T：Where do you usually get your inspiration?
C：From my interactions with people and daily life scenes, but also from my own feelings and emotions. I am also inspired by all the talent out there, contemporary artists with abstract or more figurative styles, as well as artists from the Cubist art movement.
T：How did you develop your signature artistic approach/style?
C：By drawing a lot! And also by trying to get away from realistic interpretation. It took me a while to express my vision of things and understand how it all comes together in my mind. It very much still is a work in progress.
T：What atmosphere or philosophy do you hope your artwork to transmit to your audience?
C：I want people to feel warmth, joy and comfort from my artwork. I love to express myself through joyful and bright colours, squishy and soft lines meeting hard edges, and playful shapes. I am trying to produce playful images that people get 'lost' into, so that the shapes I have used come together once they move their eyes through the artwork.
Artwork photos from：@claire.prouvost