Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Cathy Chalvignac

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Now one of the most talented painters at Lake Chapala or anywhere, Cathy Chalvignac turned from painting furniture 20 years ago to making extremely detailed fine art acrylics of cultures from across the world.

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Using photographs as her source material, Cathy carefully transforms one piece of art into another, detail by laborious detail.

In the video below, which transitions between photograph and painting, you can see how she transformed a photo of an Aztec dancer by local photographer Dane Strom into one of her meticulous paintings, which can take weeks of daily work to complete.

Cathy also has a wooden caravan on her property that she rents as an Airbnb, Casa del Encanto.

Street View

Address

16 de Septiembre #22

Ajijic

Photos of Cathy Chalvignac

Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Masked Zayaco in Ajijic

Masked Sayaca During Carnaval

A man dressed as a sayaca looks for his next “victim” during the Carnival celebrations in Ajijic.

Purchase This Fine Art Print
Purchase This Fine Art Print
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
An altar for friends and family members, including a teenager, made by his grandmother, Beatriz.

Deciphering the Meaning Behind the Day of the Dead Altar

See this Photo Essay
See this Photo Essay
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac
Cathy Chalvignac