Artist Profile - Veronique Avon

Tending topiaries,.....(oil on canvas 20 x 20cm unframed) Sold
Tending topiaries,.....(oil on canvas 20 x 20cm unframed) Sold

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Biography
Artist Statement

Tending topiaries,.....(oil on canvas 20 x 20cm unframed) Sold Morning departure, travelling through the seasons,dreaming adventure (oil painting on canvas unframed 20cm x 50cm) Sold Hearing the Mistral Rustling throinting on canvas ugh the garden, Colour's mazurka! (oil pa40cm x 100cmSold Flock on the long way, To the green pastures, Jorneys of the past... (oil on canvas unframed 100 x 100cm) Sold

Biography

Veronique is a French artist originally from Provence, who now lives in Herefordshire. She has drawn and painted for many years as an art designer in advertising and printing, and is now a full time artist doing a little illustration work but mainly painting in oils.   Her work explores the landscape, playing with deep colours and textures that echo the sounds and fragrances of the South of France.


Artist Statement

Having left Provence over twenty years ago, I am expressing on canvas my deep family roots in this land of sun, lavender and cicadas.

I have explored the River Wye’s landscapes and looked at Herefordshire’s lovely little village churches, nestling in the countryside’s woods and meadows. This county’s colours offer a wonderful palette of tones and shades!

 

While painting “traditional” landscapes for several years, I am now exploring Herefordshire and Provence (as well as some sea-scapes) in a different and more imaginative way.

My “paysages de guingois” are a new kind of landscape over a rounded horizon…. With some inspiration from Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s story of The Little Prince…

 

I give each painting a Haiku title, three short lines to suggest its story…

 

I use chunky canvases, and paint my landscapes all the way around the sides. The result is a three-dimensional ‘vision’ of my chosen subjects (No framing needed!).

The largest pieces are 1metre square, as well as very small one such as 12x12cm!

 Masters whom I particularly admire are the Impressionists who played so brilliantly with light, such as Monet and Turner, and I like also the daring artworks of the Surrealists, especially Magritte, Frida Kalo and Remedios Varo.