Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nicole Vasseur

“Le bord du chemin” © Nicole Vasseur
Name: Nicole Vasseur
Bio:  Nicole Vasseur was born in Bourges, France, in 1954. She taught herself the basics  of drawing, tried out oils and acrylics, before specialising in pastel.
She joined an artists’ association in Saint Florent sur Cher, in 1988, becoming President from 1997 to 2002. She is currently vice-President of this Groupe Artistique Florentais.
She has had solo exhibitions of her work in 1997 and 2002, and had shown in group exhibitions in Paris as well as in regional shows. She has won many prizes for her pastels (see website for details) and has been guest artist at Marmagne, Sancoins, la Chapelle St Ursin, at Lunery and at Lye in 2009. Holding a Diploma from the Fédération Nationale de la Culture Française, she has participated in the Festival National des Peintres et Sculpteurs de Bordeaux ; the Salon des Peintres et Sculpteurs of Nantes, the Autumn Salon of l’Ecole de la Loire at Blois ;  and at the Art and Poetry Salon of Touraine at Tours.
Nicole teaches pastel, including a session at the Université Populaire de Bourges in 2004.
Most recently Nicole’s laurels include the 2010 Grand prix du Salon des Amis de Montmartre at Issoudun ; 2012 Prix du Conseil Général at St Florent sur Cher ; Grand prix du Salon des Aix d'Angillon ; Prix de la Communauté de communes at the Salon de Pastel en Périgord, and in 2013 the Gold Medal at the 31st salon of the Val du Cher à St Victor (03) – and the 1st Prize for Pastel at the Salon des Arts Bourbonnais at Vichy.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: Landscape, flowers 
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Website is in French. Galeries opens to a selection of themes; once chosen, one cannot move from one themed gallery to another, but must navigate via back-button or return via Main Menu which remains available at side of page.
Gallery: Galerie Paysages (Landscape) ; Galerie Fleurs (Flowers) ; Galerie Tableaux Modernes (Modern Paintings) ; Galerie Abstraits (Abstract); Galerie Divers (Various).
Image View:  Thumbnails enlarge somewhat in pop-up window and may not be saved. Dimension is stated. Le bord du chemin is 85x100 cms.
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  1. Les pastels de Nicole sont magnifiques, poétiques...


  2. Merci Véro - je vais le feter prochainement...