Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Marie Laure Piffeteau

“Afghan Nomad” © Marie Laure Piffeteau

Name: Marie Laure Piffeteau
Bio: Introduced very early to the arts, to music by her mother, drawing and painting watercolours by her father, it was not until 1997 after a bout of ill health that Marie Laure Piffeteau discovered a new means of artistic expression. Having tried various techniques (charcoal, oil, acrylic), Marie Laure became passionate about pastel. Thanks to the Association Vocation Pastel of Voisins-le-Bretonneux, she met several pastellists, including Claude Texier, Patrick Henry, Cecile Houel, David Garrison and Maxime Bochet, and benefited from their individual techniques and interests.  In 2007 she became Treasurer of the Association, and was Vice President from 2008-2010. In 2009 she became a member of Art du Pastel en France.
Marie Laure is a regular winner of the People’s Choice prize in pastel exhibitions.
Subjects: See Gallery.
Style: Representational. The quality of the work is varied.
Navigation: The website is in French. A menu remains available on top, depending on where you are in the site, but navigation is easy.
Gallery: Animaux (Animals); Portraits; Paysages (Landscape); Natures mortes (Still life).
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a new page and may be downloaded; clicking the enlarged image returns you to the gallery – I don’t know why more web designers don’t do this, it is such a simple means of navigating a picture gallery. No information on the images, other than the title, is provided. New additions to the site are indicated by an irritating blinking arrow - I thought the "blink" tag in HTML had become redundant!
Demo/Blog: No. 

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