The works of Maryse Garel are those that immediately strike by their assertive composition. The palette, subtle but powerful, draws its source from her practice of painting outdoors.
We are then captivated by her work of the touch. A free, spontaneous, uncompromising touch, which recalls the work of painters such as Albert Brenet or Andrès Zorn. A painting of fleeting moments: flight of time and suspended movements
If his work is resolutely figurative, it is never descriptive. On the contrary, in the tradition of painters who are dear to her, such as Jondking, Sorolla or Franz Hals, she gives us living impressions with changing reflections.
One of the original features of her work is that she imbues each subject with its own atmosphere, without ever repeating herself. All her paintings invite us to a constantly renewed contemplation of details and small pictorial flashes.
A graduate of "Dupérré", -the prestigious National School of Applied Arts- Maryse Garel has worked as a designer and colorist in the fields of architecture and interior decoration. Her work on color undeniably keeps the trace of these approaches when she sculpts the reliefs and creates rhythms with the energetic touch that makes her signature.
Notable in her career, she has worked with Christoff Debusschère and painted with Ronan Olier. Alongside these two great traveling painters, she has strengthened her talent for painting from the ground up.
Participating since 2012 in many art shows, Maryse Garel has been awarded several times for her works in gouache. It is with the recognition of her work that she was then offered in 2019 to join the position of Official Painter of the Army. She was thus able to take advantage of her role as a witness to give her narrative vision of the facts through her travel diaries.