Seeking a Renaissance in San Francisco
Françoise Nielly, is French painter with a very characteristic and astounding style. Using vividly colored oil paints and a knife, she sculpts large (some as large as 78 x 25 in.) portraits. I came across her work recently and was really taken aback by her bold expression. The video below is an interview of Nielly at her studio in South France. The clip is completely in French -which I, for one, don’t understand a word of – but it’s still amazing to watch her painting process. Her approach to painting is so curious and seems to be focused on highlights and shadows. Her perception of light and hues is impeccable! She looks like she’s icing a cake with her painting knife, throwing bold colors onto the canvas, and before you know it, she’s created a masterpiece.
Here are some of her pieces that I absolutely loved (you can check out the rest of her work here: Gallery):