Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nathalie Picoulet

“Le grand turban brodé” © Nathalie Picoulet
Name: Nathalie Picoulet
Bio: Nathalie Picoulet does not believe in chance or luck. The place she has obtained as a pastel artist, she knows she has gained through work, work and still work. "Seven days a week, I returned to the studio as Tibetan monks do in prayer ! "
Self-taught, Nathalie Picoulet has progressed to become a Master Pastellist of the French Pastel Society. Her first exhibitions in the Somme and Seine Maritime heralded the emergence of an immense talent. She won numerous awards from 1995 to 2002 and her instantly recognisable works are now sold on both sides of the Atlantic.
In 2003, Nathalie Picoulet based her studio in Roscoff, Brittany. She moved to Muzillac, and spent some time aboard a yacht in the course of restoration, moored on the Vilaine near La Roche-Bernard.
In 2013 Nathalie moved to Saint-Dolay in the Morbihan department of Brittany.

Media: Pastel. The dominant brown support, in a subtle game with the medium, places the figure firmly in the limelight. The colors and textures of the drapery add a sensual staging.
Subjects: The female nude
Style: Classical realism
Navigation: Website is in French, with all links remaining available on top of page.
Gallery: Des Portraits; Des Nus.
Image view: The thumbnails enlarge in a viewer on same page, and the enlarged image may be saved. Information is provided on title and dimension. File sizes are among the biggest I’ve seen, up to 1600x1600, 530 KB. Le grand turban brodé is 64 x 85 cm.
Demos/Blog: No.


  1. You have a wonderful paintings skills, pastel is not easy medium to work with and the realism in your work are remarkable.

  2. A rare talent indeed in figurative portraiture.