If there’s ever an artist that I would love to engaged on doing my portrait, it’ll have to be Francoise Nielly. I feel that her choice of colours is something that can bring out a personality of the person she is painting. But judging on the price of her work that has been sold, I think unless I become someone famous or I am rich, both ways, I think quite impossible! But Francoise Nielly, if you ever come across this and would like to do a portrait of a someone unknown, non famous and a Singaporean, I’d shamelessly like to volunteer.
I guess her works need no explanation, the vibrancy of the artwork is already something pleasing to the eye. Plus her ability of combining a whole lot of colours and yet making sure her work doesn’t look tacky or too much for the visual appeal. The funniest thing is, her colours are all of blockish method but yet she is still able to pay attention to little details. Her spatular is like her magic wand, as she waves it around, layers of colours and one amazing piece of work is formed.
Francoise Nielly lives in a world of images.
She has explored the different facets of “image” all her life , through painting, photography, roughs, illustrations and virtual, computer generated animated graphics. It is clear now that painting is her direction and her passion. She gets her sense of space and construction from her father, who was an architect.
Growing up in the South of France where she lived between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is never far from the light, the color sense and the atmosphere that permeates the South of France. This is coupled with her studies with her studies at the Beaux arts and Decorative Arts, and her sense of humor and of celebration.
Françoise Nielly’s painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine tsculpt her images from a material that is , at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk : her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling.
Françoise Nielly is a passionate woman who loves life, wide open spaces, sushi, blue lagoons, the Internet, humor, books, Paris, New-york and Vancouver. Resolutely inscribed in her epoch, she is an accomplished artist; 20 years of artistic expression explain the maturity of her work and the perfect mastery of her art.
She lives and paints in Paris near Montmartre; shows and sells her work in Europe, in Canada and in the United States.
[Image/Info via francoise-nielly.com]