A self-taught draftsman and painter, Olivier Payeur has two main interests: the human figure and composition. The human figure, the body for its moving architecture; the composition for the sensitive effect that an instant distribution of colours and shapes instantly produces.
Olivier Payeur works from nature and draws from living models for nudes and portraits. These studies then serve as the basis for his paintings, most of which he invents himself. He paints still lifes to test compositions and experiment.
"I paint to produce an emotion."