Inès Longevial (b. 1990) is a painter and illustrator working in Paris. Originally from the South West of France, the Spanish influence is one of the keys to understanding her work which embodies the spirit of such masters as Pablo Picasso and Pedro Almodovar.
She started drawing and painting at a very young age and studied at an Applied Arts high school, before obtaining her Diploma in Applied Arts. Her paintings in oil, simultaneously tender and strong, concentrate on two principal themes: femininity and nature. Using parts of the body, face, and skin color, her art developed a novel and sensual body image in which women can be round and their skin can be different shades and colors. Inès' childhood, spent "in the little house in the prairie" as she says, always feeds her work in which floral elements together with numerous nuances of color find their way to her canvases.
Inès is currently exhibiting a solo show in Los Angeles and soon in Paris.