Claire ALLARD

Claire ALLARD

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mons (31), France
53 works

Claire Allard was born on April 20th, 1964 in the suburbs of Paris. She holds that painting and drawing fulfilled her life.

First during her childhood she was sensitive to “impressions” and “resonances” and was influenced by her father who taught her to see beyond the green of the leaves. Yes, if you take the time to notice things, if you allow yourself to be flooded with light, you’ll be able to see the yellow, the orange or the violet in the trees. Isn’t it gorgeous ? The magic of the eyes is essential for identifying the beauty in colours and shades around us. By doing so, life transforms itself, becomes richer. If you have done this, Allard says that you have learnt to see through the artist’s glasses. She then takes her vision and re-transcribes it.

Coming from a family of artists, Claire’s great-uncle Robert FALCUCCI was a painter and a poster designer as well. She had admired him ever since she was a little girl. She never grew tired of watching him paint fabulous, colourful canvasses filled with the magical, even mystical energy that dwelt in him until he died.

Travelling has also influenced her artistic conscious, particularly the discovery of Corsica, from whence her ancestors came. There, “the frangrances, the colours and the sounds echoe one another” (Charles Baudelaire). The beautiful island to which she has travelled every year for 40 years has a very special light, magnificent scenery,  and genuine villages that have always fascinated her. It was love at first sight. 

The artist believes that there must be also other influences such as music and opera that help her channel her energy. We are filled with pictures, resonances, light but how do we convey and express what they mean? She started using bold pastels very early because it is a straight forward technique that connects matter and colours. Later, she happened to add some ink and the effect was magical! The two of them match and form a luminous couple. Starting from visual aids like a photograph taken in a real-life situation and then alters them to reflect what she sees in them.Allard is guided by the mystery of her inspiration.

It took some time for her to attack oil painting, never thinking it was the medium for her. And to her great surprise, she and oil painting got on very well! Perhaps it is due to the smell of turpentine that would remind her of her family’s painting studios ?

This sort of work takes more time and is more constructive, but the technique teaches her patience. From here, Claire Allard made the choice to use the two techniques together in her work. They complement and match each other. Such will be the subject of her next exhibition.

Allard hopes that when viewing her virtual gallery, you’ll see her passion for colours, the vital energy that dwells within her, and her desire to create beauty for your pleasure in a world that revels too much in ugliness.

She would like to end with a quote by Walt Disney as it embodies her work and worldview: “Dream your life in colours, such is the secret of happiness”.

 

Self-taught

2018:

EXHIBITIONS 2018- 11 TO 17 DEC: Paris exhibition Artquid operation, "L’Art dans le Métro", Châtelet- station - Sept to Oct: exhibition at the Bistrot des Artistes in Odyssud (Blagnac)- 16-24 June: 33rd Salon des Arts in Balma (31)- 30 May to 3 June: Salon des Amis de l’Oncopole in Toulouse- 5 to 13 May : 36th Salon des Arts Plastiques à la grande Halle de l’Union (31)- 6 April to 4 May: Exhibition at the Toulouse Town Hall, Capitole- 23 to 25 March : Salon des Art’titudes à Flourens (31)- January : exhibition at the Bistrot des Artistes, Odyssud, Blagnac (31)Permanent exhibition on the Internet : Artquid, Houzz, Kazoart, Artmajeur

Claire ALLARD's artwork

Le bouquet de la poste (2)
Le bouquet de la poste (2)
$888
Mixed media (26 x 18 in)
Le bouquet de la poste (1)
Le bouquet de la poste (1)
$1,442
Oil painting (33 x 24 in)
Les poivrons (2)
Les poivrons (2)
$888
Mixed media (26 x 18 in)
Les poivrons (1)
Les poivrons (1)
$1,442
Oil painting (31 x 24 in)
Desserts de fruits rouges (2)
Desserts de fruits rouges (2)
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Desserts de fruits rouges (1)
Desserts de fruits rouges (1)
$1,442
Oil painting (28 x 35 in)
Tourne la tour ! (2)
Tourne la tour ! (2)
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Tourne la tour ! (1)
Tourne la tour ! (1)
$1,442
Oil painting (28 x 35 in)
Arcs fleuris 2
Arcs fleuris 2
$333
Mixed media (8 x 8 in)
Arcs fleuris 1
Arcs fleuris 1
$1,110
Oil painting (20 x 26 in)
Le bac à glace (2)
Le bac à glace (2)
$888
Mixed media (18 x 26 in)
Toulouse sur les toits
Toulouse sur les toits
$1,110
Oil painting (35 x 28 in)
La route est longue (2)
La route est longue (2)
$888
Mixed media (18 x 26 in)
La route est longue
La route est longue
$1,110
Oil painting (18 x 26 in)
Bouquet d'été (2)
Bouquet d'été (2)
$888
Mixed media (26 x 18 in)
Bouquet d'été
Bouquet d'été
$1,332
Oil painting (30 x 24 in)
Le vase bleu (2)
Le vase bleu (2)
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Le vase bleu
Le vase bleu
$1,664
Oil painting (28 x 35 in)
Cerise en folie (2)
Cerise en folie (2)
$888
Mixed media (18 x 26 in)
Cerise en folie
Cerise en folie
$1,442
Oil painting (28 x 35 in)
ça coule !
ça coule !
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
ça coule !
ça coule !
$1,110
Oil painting (21 x 29 in)
La pizza 2
La pizza 2
$555
Mixed media (17 x 12 in)
La pizza 1
La pizza 1
$1,110
Oil painting (24 x 20 in)
Piana 1
Piana 1
$1,110
Oil painting (24 x 20 in)
Le panier aux pivoines 2
Le panier aux pivoines 2
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Le panier aux pivoines 1
Le panier aux pivoines 1
$1,332
Oil painting (28 x 35 in)
Les hortensias 2
Les hortensias 2
$555
Mixed media (17 x 12 in)
Les hortensias 1
Les hortensias 1
$1,442
Oil painting (28 x 35 in)
Le pont génois 2
Le pont génois 2
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Le pont génois 1
Le pont génois 1
$1,110
Oil painting (24 x 31 in)
La grande dame 1
La grande dame 1
$1,110
Oil painting (24 x 20 in)
Après l'effort 2
Après l'effort 2
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Après l'effort 1
Après l'effort 1
$1,110
Oil painting (20 x 28 in)
La toilette 2
La toilette 2
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
La toilette 1
La toilette 1
$1,332
Oil painting (24 x 31 in)
L'assiette 1
L'assiette 1
$1,110
Oil painting (24 x 30 in)
Table fleurie 2
Table fleurie 2
$888
Mixed media (17 x 25 in)
La comtesse aux pieds nus 2
La comtesse aux pieds nus 2
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
La comtesse aux pieds nus 1
La comtesse aux pieds nus 1
$1,110
Oil painting (20 x 28 in)
Avenue de la bourdonnais 1
Avenue de la bourdonnais 1
$999
Oil painting (24 x 31 in)
L'attente 2
L'attente 2
$555
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
L'attente 1
L'attente 1
$1,110
Oil painting (24 x 30 in)
Le bac à glace
Le bac à glace
Sold
Oil painting (20 x 24 in)
Toulouse sur les toits (2)
Toulouse sur les toits (2)
Sold
Mixed media (17 x 12 in)
Hommage à notre dame de paris : merci ....
Hommage à notre dame de paris : merci ....
Sold
Mixed media (26 x 22 in)
F... moi la paix ! (2)
F... moi la paix ! (2)
Sold
Mixed media (18 x 26 in)
F... moi la paix !
F... moi la paix !
Sold
Oil painting (18 x 22 in)
Piana 2
Piana 2
Sold
Mixed media (17 x 12 in)
La grande dame 2
La grande dame 2
Sold
Mixed media (8 x 8 in)
L'assiette 2
L'assiette 2
Sold
Mixed media (8 x 8 in)
Table fleurie 1
Table fleurie 1
Sold
Oil painting (24 x 20 in)
Avenue de la bourdonnais 2
Avenue de la bourdonnais 2
Sold
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)

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