Stephanie de Malherbe



Stéphanie was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris. She graduated with Honours from Penninghen (E.S.A.G. Ecole Superieure d’Art Graphique) in Paris.  Before painting full-time, Stéphanie worked in the creative department at Saatchi & Saatchi in London and later as a graphic designer for Jean-Paul Gaultier, designing the invitations to his fashion shows for which she received the First Prize of Venus de la Mode. She created illustrations for magazines such as Vogue and Marie-Claire, and designed patterns for fabrics and scarves.

Landscapes are often a starting point for Stéphanie, after which she gives free rein to her imagination. Spontaneous in her use of colours, Stephanie makes an interactive link between the way she sees the world and the way she paints it. Influenced by the Nabis (les Nabis) movement, she likes to make tones vibrate by juxtaposing complementary colours.  Her canvases, works on wood or paper are first covered with a bright colour, sometimes going as far as fluorescent in order to give an impression of light and depth.

Stéphanie has exhibited in Europe and Latin America. Her works are in many private collections around the world.
Her painting has been enriched by the years of travelling and living in Mexico and later in Seville and Madrid.
She returned to France in 2010 where she lives and continues to work from her home in the Loire Valley, France.