sd-portTapestry weaver. Born in Paris in 1959. She began her training at the National School of Decorative Arts in Aubusson, France in 1978 and graduated in 1981. She practiced tapestry restoration for the Maison Chevalier until 1995. In 1996, she set up her own laboratory at Trébeurden in Trégor, devoting all her time to her crafts. Dominique de Serres has previously made tapestries from cartoons by Roger Lersy (1982), the painter Bernard Louédin (since 1983) and the calligrapher Roger Druet (since 1987). In 1997, she exhibited her entire body of work at the Château de Vascœuil. The news editor for the Japanese review Bon voyage, Mr Kikuchi, wrote:
“I was awe-struck when I came across a handful of tapestries made by his wife, Dominique de Serres, in a pretty dovecote hidden in a corner of the park. She mastered the technique of tapestry, one of the oldest decorative arts in Europe, at the famous school of Aubusson, and now dedicates herself to “weaving time”, hard work that involves plenty of patience. One of her tapestries, Saint-Pierre, from a cartoon by Bernard Louédin, left a strong impression on me. With its brilliant colors, this piece of work is so delicate in its lines that it can be compared to the brocade masterpieces of Nishijin in Kyoto”.