Cécile Dormeau

Cécile Dormeau is a French illustrator who explores body image and self-acceptance in a colourful and fun style. Concerned by the representation of women in the media and the tyranny of beauty diktats, she began drawing women ‘just as they are’ in 2015. Her drawing concentrates on hidden actions, details that we are often too ashamed to share, taboos and flaws, and by celebrating imperfection, Cécile hopes her illustrations operate like a virtual hug for people feeling insecure, reminding us that there is nothing wrong with experiencing pain or failure. Alongside her personal practice, Cécile creates work for the publishing industry and various brands, and shares her art and ideas in her talks around the world.