Monday, April 23, 2012

Nadia Turpault


from "Cushion Series” © Nadia Turpault

Name:  Nadia Turpault
Bio: French pastellist Nadia Turpault  was born in 1969. She lives and works in Suresnes, France. Her training as a graphic artists has allowed her to express herself in diverse forms of communication. Her passion has had her take life drawing courses in a number of studios. Pastel has become her medium of choice. She is heavily involved in the Suresne artists association, where she has established a drawing course for children as well as a life drawing studio. She exhibits frequently in the Hauts-de-Seine region, and won the Prix de Municipalité de Suresnes in 2001. Her work has been featured in the French art journal Artistes, issue 99.
Medium: Pastel.
Subjects: Figurative; Landscape.
Style: Representational. Of her paintings of children, fellow pastellist Christine Narbonne has this to say: Là, je suis tombé amoureux des portraits que Nadia interprète à sa manière… Tout est dans le regard de ces petits enfants : Tantôt tristes, tantôt rêveurs ou aux aguets. Les expressions de leurs visages sont si vivantes, figées dans un moment crucial. De plus, on lit leurs interrogations, ils nous interpellent en nous fixant de leurs yeux vifs. Comment ne pas tendre la main vers ces mômes qui nous regardent, comment rester de marbre devant ces véritables instantanés de reporters ! C’est beau, irrésistible.
Navigation: This site is in French, nicely presented. Links remain available at side of page.
Gallery: Nouveautés (recent work); Paysages  urbains (cityscape); Serie Coussin (Cushion series); Regardes (Faces); Paysages (Landscape).
Image View:  Thumbnails may be enlarged in a viewer on the page, but not saved. Information on dimension is sometimes provided.  The image above is from her Cushion Series.

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