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Fabienne Monestier

Born: 1962

Hometown: Vouvray

Based in: Vouvray, France

Fabienne Monestier is a French professionnal painter.

She is graduated in Fine Art. She studied experimental cinema and engraving at the art school "Institut d'Arts Visuels" of Orléans, France.
But her favorite practice, in cinema, was to draw the story-boards !

She get an Art School High Diploma in 1989. She really began painting in 1994.

Main time, she paints from imagination, because she likes the freedom of evocation. She likes working in figurative, abstract, impressionism or photorealism ways. She always says that the most important, for her, is to create images !
All her artworks are original pieces, paintings and drawings, direct from her studio in Touraine, in the Loire Valley, France.

She is also a lyrical mezzo singer in the professionnal choir from Opera of Tours, France.


Fabienne Monestier In The Studio

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More About Fabienne Monestier

Question IconWhat inspires you?

nature, flowers, colors, forms, emotions, forests, sky, horizon, cities, dystopia, landscape, mystery

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

My creative process is based on pareidolia. I make scrawls, stains on the white surface. And then, I look at the forms and shapes that appears. I rearrange composition and it leads me during my painting work. I always keep luminous, fresh colors. I don't like muddy colors. I often paint like I write, very quickly.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

colored, spontaneous, gestural

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

French Impressionists, Cy Twombly, Caravaggio

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

medium DIY brushes

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Always look for your own artistic personnality

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

In my mind, in my memory !

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Institut d'Arts Visuels d'Orléans

France, 1983


Large size painting contest Ingré, France


Artistic Salon of Château-La-Vallière, (France)


Artistic salon of Ste Maure, France


Biennale de Savonnières, France


Artistic salon of Vouvray, France


Large size painting contest 157,48”X78,74” Pussigny, France