Passionate about painting, Severine Solcourt studied applied art in Paris, and specialized in interior architecture. She then went to Rome and joined the Accademia di Belle Arti, to follow a master's in graphic design. She stayed in Italy for 10 years, during which she mixed interior architecture, design, graphics, scenography and illustration.
She then returned to Paris and joined her family on the Île de Ré. There, childhood memories encouraged her to reorient herself towards her primary passion: painting. Severine Solcourt creates portraits of many icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Steve McQueen, Jim Morrison, James Dean, Madonna, David Bowie, John Lenon or even Serge Gainsbourg. Colour is an essential element of her work because it allows her to re-transcribe the energy of the artist she paints.
She is directly inspired by the artists she stages. In order to get the best of the character, she listens to their music, watches their films ... And even does this while painting! She finishes her paintings with a palette knife. The portraits and the bright colors that dominate her work naturally make one think of Warhol's work.
Séverine Solcourt opened a gallery in Saint Martin and exhibits elsewhere in France and in Europe.