I was first introduced to Caroline Dechamby’s creations years ago during Paris Fashion week. Her beautiful bags and matching paintings instantly caught my eye. Shortly after I went to visit her in Crans Montana and we have remained good friends ever since.
I love the story:
“Born in the Netherlands, the daughter of a father architect and a mother painter, Caroline grew up in an artistic environment.
On the walls and the ceiling of her bedroom, her mother’s reproductions of Magritte’s painting made her dream. Another world opened for her, and she was fascinated by this artist and wanted to learn French. Perhaps, it was in that childhood bedroom that her passion for painting was born.
At 19, after high school, she went to Paris to start a career in modeling, where she stayed for several years, and started to paint. She met many photographers – some of whome still follow her today.
Some time later, though her career was very successful, Caroline yearned to have a family. She got married and moved to Switzerland, where she gave birth to her two children. Painting was then her secret garden, that personal space where she cultivated her bright colors and her good mood.”