We contacted Maëlys Cantreau so that she could tell us more about her background and her inspiration for her drawings.

Hello Maëlys, can you introduce yourself in a few words?

Hello, my name is Maëlys Cantreau and I am an illustrator-graphic artist.

I've been passionate about drawing since I was very young and I'm pursuing my dreams by making this passion my profession. After a lot of pencil strokes and a lot of effort, I obtained a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from the Lyon "Emile Cohl" School of Drawing in the field of Publishing.

Finally graduated, I had several experiences in the world of education (teacher of drawing and sculpture), communication and graphic design, to finally start my own business in May 2020 as an illustrator-graphic artist.

I am also a musician and passionate about travelling. Each of these cultural and artistic discoveries have been sources of inspiration for my creations.

Do you have any particular inspiration for your drawings?

Of a curious and sensitive nature, I am inspired by different artistic universes: Street-Art, tattooing, classical art (with artists such as Miro, Klimt, Dali, Warhol,...), cartoon, video games,...

Do you have drawings to share with us?

Of course, here they are: