Entre Orient et Occident


"La peinture de Chehade oscille entre figuration et abstraction, avec des effets de matières superposées ou entremêlées.

Elle est souvent inspirée des voyages (Moyen-Orient ou Maroc) dont l'influence transparaît dans le choix des couleurs ou des sujets.

Elle décrit par signes, empreintes, inclusions, et fait surgir de la matière brute un visage, un animal, un monument....

Compromis entre l'Orient et l'Occident, amalgame entre l'Antique et le Contemporain, sa peinture est un appel au voyage le plus inattendu, étrange aussi....et captivant comme un rêve."

Jean Monneret

Président, Membre d'Honneur du Salon des Indépendants


Chehade's pictural art walks a fine line between the Figurative and the Abstract, drawing in effects of superimposed or interwoven materials.

Her repeated trips to the Middle-East and Morocco often provide the inspirational fabric she needs, and the foreign influence is duty reflected in her colour and subject choice.

Chehade proceeds through the depiction of distinguishing features, imprints and enshrinements.

She experiences a sense of achievement every time a human face, a true-to-nature animal or a landscape eventually emerge from the raw material she has been working on. The Western world is also represented in her canvas, using the latter as a street wall on which she paints her views of modern-day issues.

As a cultural bridge between East and West, her work is the ultimate invitation on a journey-one you least expected, a visit to sometimes eerie places, as mesmerizing as a dream.

Jean Monneret

President, Honorary Member of Salon des Indépendants