Born in 1963, Françoise Guinot lives in Drôme provençale.
Françoise Guinot began her artistic activity in 1986 with the creation of masks. They quickly attracted attention thanks to the unusual materials used, such as fish skin (a technique discovered in Canada and adapted to masks). A few years later, she turned to sculpture in the round and bronze became her favorite material.
Travel is at the heart of her inspiration.
There are those she made during more than 17 years to meet other cultures with her passion for sculpture and tales: a fusional sharing with the Indians of North America (Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, Apache, Huron, Iroquois, Kwakiutl, Haida and Tlingit) and several stays in Asia (China, India, Nepal, Bali, Thailand) have profoundly marked her work.
There was England, a year devoted to a thesis on the fantastic legends of Devon and Cornwall where she lived, “a magical land where the legends are almost real!