The Bold and the Beautiful



Paris based artist, Francoise Nielly, creates stunning large-scale portraits, inspired by urban culture.  Her vibrant paintings are created using pallet knives, spreading neon coloured paint boldly across the canvas in order to capture the vibrant nature of her subjects.  Françoise Nielly’s painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine to sculpt her images from a material that is, at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk: her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling.