The Heroine’s Journey of Catherine Poulain

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

The best think I love is that I can do it everywhere, at home or during travels, i just need a pen and paperwhen I write or draw. When I paint, I love being concentrated, in a fluid movement authentic and full of energy. To bring beauty and good sensations to people who look at and ways of reflection about the world.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

To have time and money to to what I like. To have a good environment. To feel free, love and be loved.

What is my greatest fear?
To be betrayed by friends, slander is unbearable from jealousy. Trust is something sacred for me.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I deplore stress caused in myself by meeting some harmful people.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 

I admire people in my profession who have faith, are organized and do what they promise. I also admire persons who undertake nice things and are kind. I met lots of wonderfull persons in my profession during 30 years, in architecture, opera, cinema, sculpture and painting. For example Miss Tic, urban artist and Juliette Binoche, actress.

What is my greatest extravagance?

Rock climbing in Verdon (France), surfing on waves and work on big scales.

On what occasion would I lie?

Quite never, except under torture.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Suffering of beeing misunderstood sometimes. To fill folders and look for galeries is the most difficult for me.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When I win challenges. When I feel free out of time during creation.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Reservation, doubts.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Painting a wall of my imagination 6m x 3m (street art)

Dripping with indian ink on canvas 2m x 1m

Where would I most like to live?


What is my most treasured possession?

My art, my soul, memory and knowledges.

What is my most marked characteristic?

Courage, Tenacity

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

At home or walking in the Streets, in woods and near river.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

In Paris there are so much good places. Mainly at home as possible.

What books influenced my life and how?

Wuthering heights, Bronte by woman romantic spirit

Magritte by surrealism, Niki de saint Phalle, Camille Claudel…

Who are my favorite writers?

Hugo, Eluard, Duras, Rainer Maria Rilke « lettres a un jeune poete »,

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Requiem Mozart

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

The invisible woman

Whom are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My man and son.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Le pacte des loups. Christophe Gans

What role plays art in my life and work?

A preponderant place

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Next friends

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

I don’t know yet

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

A agent perhaps, sponsors, new collectors, galerists, publishers, i’m opened to propositions.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?

Wall paintings, workshops, personal projects and projects with Now Artists Outsiders, Graffart and Garidell 14

Where can you see me or my work in 2019?

Galerie Le Lavo//matik arts urbains, Walls in Paris, Vitry, Berlin, Barcelonne and perhaps more. On youtube you can me here:

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

It means, never disappears.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Miss Tic, Anne-Laure Maison, Patricia Benech Le Roux, Isabelle Sprung, Véronique Durruty…

How can you contact me?

You can see more videos of me and my work on youtube:

You can buy my book on here.

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