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Vouvray (37), France
Fabienne Monestier prefers to evoke nature rather than emulate it. For the most part, she paints from her imagination. Any subject is capable of catching her interest, as everything is a potential source for inspiration and plastic interpretation.
Born into a family of DIY enthusiasts and all-rounders, Fabienne Monestier was encouraged to express her creativity from an early age. As soon as she was able, she picked up a pencil and began doodling, drawing and inventing images.
Later, she studied experimental film and engraving at the Institut d'Arts Visuels d'Orléans, where she was awarded a post-graduate qualification in plastic education for her two short films. She has now returned to her first loves and works as a painter full time.
The subject comes second in Fabienne Monestier's approach. Her real inspirations are pictorial techniques. Frequently using transparent colours for their rich and deep tones, she works on canvas, wood and paper, in oil watercolours, ink, coloured pencils, acrylic, markers, charcoal, black chalk and using mixed techniques... constantly exploring new avenues!
Studies of visual arts at the Visual Arts Institute of Orléans. Obtained the DNSEP in 1989
2019: permanently at the "Le Gisant" gallery in Dinan
2018: Cholet Salon
2018: Guest of honour at the Limeray Motor Show
2018: Salon de Ste Maure de Touraine
2018: Personal exhibition at Hello Sun, Tours
2017: Solo exhibition at "La Gerbe d’Or", in Loches
2016: Personal exhibition at the "Choiseul", Amboise
2015: "Nuances et élégance", exhibition at the Heller Pavilion, Ballan Miré
2014: Personal exhibition at Domaine Huet, Vouvray
2013: "Terra Incognita" Exhibition at the Amboise Media Library
2011: Gallery Down to Art, Ghent (Belgium)
2010: Bazart Tour: France Belgium Luxembourg
2009 Frame and Canvas Gallery, Le Mans
2007: Gallery La Boutique d’Artempion, Vincennes
2006: Artwist Gallery, Paris