Medium: Painting, Mixed-Media
“I was born the 30th of January 1962 in Orleans a city 100km from Paris. As a child I passed hours drawing and I always wanted to be a painter…
I studied at the ‘École des Beaux-Arts’ art school in Paris.
Then I started by working with making drawings for materials, but there was not much work, I finally worked in movies … I started painting for movies, then I was an assistant, and finally I became a decorator.
But I had enough of Paris, so I left in 1996 to live in the south of France, to be in nature and to paint. I found work in the decoration of festivals, and restoring wall paintings in churches, and I restored my house. When I arrived in Provence I was painting figuratively in a free way, then I wanted to be more free so I moved to abstract paintings.
I made more and more exhibitions, but I did not want to run everywhere with my paintings, I am quite wild and really don’t like moving too much … So all the exhibitions I did were in the same region.
Then I met someone, I sold my house, and we bought one in the Algarve, where I now live and paint.
I work on monotype since 16 years, monotype means one unique imprint, I paint on a glass, with pigments and a medium, and I take an imprint with silk paper.
Then I stick my silk papers one over the other on a canvas, sometimes I finish with dry pastel and of course varnish.
It is an intuitive work, I like to be surprised myself by what comes.”
Marie-Helene sometimes runs monotype workshops at home.
You can find her work displayed and for sale in the LiR – Galeria de Arte art gallery in Lagoa.
You can also view and purchase her work at her home in Carrapateira by appointment.
Website: mariehelenepiquart.com (paintings from 2005 to 2012)
Phone: (+351) 938 797 124
Facebook Page: paintings peintures Marie-Hélène Piquart
You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.