even*cleveland and had to repost. portal's website is in french but from what i can gather she is still exhibiting her work today. the dust jacket bio on this 1967 book the honeybees is so sweet:
"colette portal is a young french painter who lives with her husband jean-michel folon and their two-year-old son françois in a garret in an old artists' quarter in paris. she wrote and illustrated the life of a queen and has illustrated a book about the creation of the world."