Monday, November 25, 2013

Marie-Christine Coupillaud

 Méditation” © Marie-Christine Coupillaud
Name: Marie-Christine Coupillaud
Bio: Born in Libourne, on the Dordogne  (Christian Signol’s “La rivière espérance”) in 1952, Marie-Christine Coupillaud lives in the south-west of France, at Artiguelouve, near Pau, where she took watercolour lessons before experimenting with oil paint and finally discovering pastel in 2000. After working on her own in her studio, she took two training courses with the professional artists of the Société des Pastellistes de France in 2004 and 2005. Her work attained sufficient quality to enable her to  later participate in the International Pastel Festival in Feytiat, near Limoges. She also exhibits with the Société des Amis des Arts de Pau. Her work has won numerous awards, and accolades in the press.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: Landscape, especially mountains. One of the few pastellists this side of the Atlantic who paints a lot of mountains, with the exception perhaps of Andrew Hemingway. Also, seascapes; still life; animals.
Style: Realism tempered with a painterly approach.
Navigation: This website is in French, and in English.
Gallery: The Pyrenees; the Countryside; Venice; Animals; Still Lives; The Ocean.
Image View:  The presentation of images is unique among websites I have seen to date. There is a series of viewers for thumbnails on one side, and the centre of the page has two large viewers for the main themes. The thumbnail viewers play the thumbnails in series, but may be enlarged to occupy the centre stage. Pictures cannot be downloaded as such, but one can always use Prt Sc to save the screenshot.
Demo/Blog: No
Facebook: Yes

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