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Exotic and Familiar Animals: Art by Geneviève Désy

A miniature drawing of a cat's eyeChat noir (miniature drawing on artist trading card)

Geneviève Désy creates photo-realistic colored-pencil drawings of exotic and familiar animals, as well as other subjects. Geneviève also produces work in watercolor and crochet, working on both a personal and commissioned basis.

A miniature drawing of a cat's face with green eyesChat aux yeux verts (miniature drawing on artist trading card)


I’m always impressed by the level of detail that Geneviève achieves in each of her works. In her animal drawings, she does a wonderful job of manipulating the medium of pencil crayon to emulate the soft-grained texture of fur. I’m really drawn to the artist’s recent series of miniature animal portraits. Each work depicts a zoomed-in view of an animal’s eye, startlingly accurate and recognizable by the detailed patterns of fur and iris.

A screen capture of Genevieve Desy's art websiteThe front page of Geneviève's portfolio website


In her crochet and fabric works, Geneviève primarily creates hats, for adults and children. These toques come in designs ranging from classic to playful, and offer a fun and practical way to own a unique piece of art.

A photo of a selection of handmade hatspompom toques - examples of colours

About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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