ABOUT REMY COUTAREL

  • Bonjour,

    From what I can remember I have always been interested in art.
    I
    grew up in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and spent my childhood pouring
    over Franco-Belgian comics, my first source of inspiration.

    In 2007 I graduated from a graphic design school in Clermont-Ferrand, France and later moved to Seattle in 2011.

    Seattle helped me develop my art,
    It’s where I discovered the underground comics scene and got inspired by many talented artists.
    While
    in Seattle, my style became a combination of the European “Bande
    dessinée” with the more graphic and raw style of the alternative comics
    Scene. During these years, I became a father of twin boys. Raising my
    kids helped me realize the importance of education and the presence of a
    meaningful message in my art. I have since taken a new direction in my
    work, as a Children’s book illustrator where those qualities of
    education and meaning can be shared with our youth. I am passionate
    about the ways in which art can facilitate conversations about the human
    experience, with young children to our oldest generations.

    In
    2017 I moved to Bellingham, WA, with my partner. I am working as a
    Freelance Illustrator and teaching art to younger kids while also
    working to publish picture books.

    If I am not sitting drawing at my table, Erin and I are likely getting lost outside, and sketching the world that surrounds us.

    I
    would be very happy to answer any questions about my work and technique
    whether you are interested for commission or a curious artist who wants
    to learn more about my art.

    I hope to see you soon.

    Merci,

    Rémy

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Whoever can draw bricks can draw a city. -Ernest R Norling-