Patricia Poullain to exhibit at Watercolour and Works on Paper Fair
Patricia Poullain will exhibit with Sandra Higgins Fine Art. The artist Patricia Poullain, of irish/French nationality who now resides in Normandy, has worked for many years producing these exquisite acrylic hard-edge paintings as illustrated below.
A quote from the artist about her work :
‘A propos of explaining one’s art…
I can put into words my aims and methods. For instance I am working on a flat, white plain. I am not trying to deceive the eye, perhaps to tease it a little. My own eye is certainly exercised a great deal as I stare at my canvas. I am fascinated with the backward forward movement of colours, also their very pronounced reactions to each other. Together with the use of the space and the balance of proportions, there is a whole world to work on. I change and change again colours from more to less saturation or vice versa. I re-work the forms and their proportions. Always bearing in mind that Matisse said ‘Plus c’est plat, plus
c’est beau’. The more it is flat the more it is beautiful. And we are not out to trick the eye into seeing an
illusion of depths or any kind of virtuoso. An artist needs to set himself limitations and remain as personal
and identifiable as a signature.’
Patricia Poullain 2011
It is a real priviledge to exhibit Pat’s work and I do hope you will all come along to see it for yourself.