"BRIGHT SENSATIONS. All the sensations that Sophie Gaiardo draws from her walks by the ocean and in the remarkable gardens end up in imaginary landscapes that we sometimes like to recognize so easily the emotion passes from the canvas to the one who looks. Faced with these games of light and colour, a fullness settles in, forcing the spectator to a gentle reverie, which is inexorably invaded by a deep inner peace. By letting time do his work on his impressions, the artist traces on his canvases memories borrowed from such a sensitivity that we readily believe we are transported to the waterfront, near a tree, on the beach... where beauty reconnects us with who really matters. And it’s magical!" Gabrielle Gauthier, editor-in-chief, in Artistes Arts magazine n°3 June 2018, her influences: the universes of Monet, Turner for their diffuse and suggested landscapes. Maurice-Élie Sarthou for her delicate and subtle colours. Nicolas de Staël for the knife impastoes and the relief effects.