Wishing to transcribe in her large prostrate bodies, stretched, collected or against the infinite dive of light and tones of skin tones, she has integrated watercolor to its palette of techniques: black stone, charcoal, pastel, oil, acrylic. She also found in her speed of execution an urgency that suits her temperament and the excitement that animates her pencil on the sheet.
I am a French artist, born in Paris currently living and working in San Francisco, California. My work evolves mainly around the human figure which is for me an inexhaustible field of research. I like tension and movement in my work using compositions where bodies seem either to stretch, to fall or to huddle up. In drawings I like my pencil to ramble free on the paper looking for the right form to grasp before sharpening some lines and adding the colour work to mark out areas I want to highlight. In paintings I focus on the study of the flesh using all the possibilities given by oil painting, its richness of colours and texture. I do not mean my work to convey any particuliar intellectual or controvertial statements other that the expression of the primal joy and need to paint. After many years teaching life drawing in art schools I now dedicate all my time to painting in the studio.Saatchi ArtSylvie Guillot
Criminal court sketches