Travel sketchbooks

When travelling, Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot swaps her camera for her sketchbook.
She records her first impressions with a pen and watercolors.

Each region and country offers surprises which make them so attractive; the cheerful Chinese rural inhabitants, the beauty of Indian women, or the Mediterranean charm of Greece. The common links between all the places are her interest in the vegetable gardens and cultivation of fruits all over the world.

Her sketchbooks are the sources from which she creates her larger scales artwork such as her painting exhibited in Shangjin’s Museum in China.


China – 2018


Greece (Milos) – 2015


South India – 2014


Landscapes: gouaches on paper

Since her childhood, Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot has painted landscapes outdoors, in addition to her studio work. In France (Brittany, Sarthe, Normandy, the South and the Paris region) or further afield in places such as Morocco, Scotland or India, she always works on site in order to share her enthusiasm for the beauty of natural sites. Her approach is highly color-oriented which highlights the subtleties of her gouache* technique.

  • opaque water color