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Armelle is a figurative painter in France, on the french riviera. Since her childwood, she has been attracted by drawing and especially by the reproducing of portraits and peope.
Very busy because of her job and her family life, she was able to give herself completely to her passion, in 1997 only. When attending art class in the "beaux arts" school of her country, she was immediately subjugated by the watercolour technics that enabled her- through its transparency- to translate on paper, the softness and the emotions that she wanted to give to her figures.
Then she discovered a different way of making her work of portrait-painter progress towards a greater maturity and diversity in pastel drawing.
Men, women and children , from here or from somewhere else, are her main sources of inspiration.
"Highly coloured themes about Africa, Asia, South America enriched with civilisation arise in me a lot of emotions. It's my way of travelling and sharing a moment of intimacy "
Armelle regulary participates in exhibitions either alone or with other painters.
On order, she also makes portraits, artistic nudes, according to photographs.
Her technics are drawings in pencil, in sepia, watercolour , and pastel on "pastel-card".
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