Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dominique Houard

Bonbons © Dominique Houard
Name: Dominique Houard
URL: https://www.dominiquehouard.com/
Bio: French artist Dominique Houard was born October 1968, youngest of four girls. She studied art and literature at college(Lycée Jules Renard, Nevers), and pursued her artistic formation by studying the greats, and especially the techniques of realisim and trompe-l’oeil. Settled in central France, in La Charité-sur-Loire in the Nièvre. This is where she undertook her artistic studies and researches, supported also by Jacques Poirier, master of Trompe-l'oeil, with whom she discovered an affinity in 1996.
Dominique Houard has exhibited her work frequently, at the Taylor Foundation as well as at major Salons, and amongst a group of Realists, directed by Henri Cadiou, but always keeping to her personal style, made of passion for details, tricks and mystery. She gathers improbable things, from past and present, and arranges them around a riddle, of which the solution can only be found in playing the game, being guided through a universe at the same time familiar, strange and disturbing. Astonishingly precise, even in pastel, she creates a strange atmosphere without seeming to have touched anything. Even her signature is a creative placement.
She is a silver medal holder since 2013 of the society of Académique Arts/Sciences/Lettres. Dominique was awarded Master status by the French Pastel Society in 2015, with whom she first exhibited in Feytiat, 2002.
Medium: Pastel; oil;
Subjects : Still life. Her work is reminiscent of that of Kathy Hildebrandt and Kari Tirrell.
Style: Realistic, playful, trompe-l’oeil
Navigation: This website is in French. Main menu remains at top of page.
Gallery: The galleries are arranged chronologically, and by medium.
Image View: Thumbnails open in a viewer, and larger images may be scrolled. Details are provided on medium and dimension. Download is not possible. Bonbons is 43 x 80 cms.
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