oil on canvas, 28 x 44 inches unframed
This contemporary expressionist style painting is on a thin stretcher, leaving open options to customize a frame.
Modern, horizontal abstracted figurative painting by Hudson Valley artist Marion Vinot. Whimsically romantic figures are painted in hues of teal, royal blue, yellow, and pastel pink.
Hailed for the use of color and light in her paintings that typically depict the softer sides of humanity; mother with child, children at play, etc - the French bohemian artist lived most of her life on the Island of St. Barth's in the French West Indies. Vinot returns to her work and this abstracted figurative painting on canvas was one she produced after taking a hiatus from her career as a painter. The artist abstracts various figures in a flurry of gorgeous, tropical inspired colors; blues, yellows, orange and pink define the characters.
About the artist:
The most beautiful and optimistic side of humanity is at the heart of Marion Vinot’s paintings. With a concentration on the figure and its environs, her portraits are executed typically in rich pastel or oil in a romantic, yet earthy style that brings to mind the painters of French Nabis. The warm palette and pleasing expressions on her subjects’ faces offer portals by which to experience a true feeling of bliss and enchantment. Marion Vinot was born in Paris, France. Completely self taught in the skill of painting and drawing, Vinot studied literature, film and art history at the University of Texas in Austin. After bouts of living in Mexico and working in New York City as a ceramist and painter, Vinot moved to the island of Saint Barthelemy in the French West Indies. For the next ten years, the artist would experience an awakening of her conscious mind as her unique style appealed to an international crowd of vacationing collectors. Eventually, the birth of her two children prompted a move to upstate New York. Memories of sun and sand would bubble up on days spent inside during northeast snowstorms and freezing temperatures in her new home. So Marion Vinot kept painting, embracing the complexities of life to fuel her art; each painting became a safe place in which to nest her soul. People, places and tropical colors continue to fill her canvases as she yields to the evolving energy that channels through her mind and body.