Born in Paris in 1952, Michèle Kaus is a figurative painter based in Normandy. Inspired by her numerous travels in Africa, Asia and Guadeloupe, but also by the beaches in Normandy, her work is an invitation to dream and to escapism.
From jewellery to painting
Painting since adolescence, Michèle Kaus was trained through courses in graphic art at the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris and by attending several workshops in the capital. She then worked for more than 15 years in one of the big jewellers in the Place Vendôme, Cartier, and in 1994, decided to exchange her taste for beautiful materials and refined gestures for painting. So, she then set up her own studio and dedicated herself fully to her art by mastering different techniques such as working with a palette knife. “I like working directly with paste, the feeling of a fresh and malleable material.”