Elodie M. RichardPainting/Illustration elodierichard.com
French artist born in 1975 in La Tronche (French Alps). Due to her dad’s profession they moved regularly and went to Germany, where as a child she keeps a strong memory of her own experience of the Berlin wall fall in 1989. At 19 years old she studies Fine Art, Art History and Archaeology at the Louvre School in Paris, while working on archaeology diggings at the European Research Centre in Mont Beuvray (Burgundy, France). Her art practice comes from long studies on famous artworks in the Parisian Museums. Elodie has a long life time experience of her travels abroad, since later on her inspirational path took her in New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, and Poland. End of year 2015, she follows her artist husband in the U.S.A. and in 2016 they create L’Atelierd’Esther, LLC, their private art studio located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, which offers Fine Art, Decorative Painting and Mural Art.
Her paintings are very graphic with a focus on colors associations, geometry, the question of empty spaces, the role of white non color, the importance composition. Linearism, Symbolism and Surrealism are her influences. With her drawings, she opens the door to her subsconscious inner world, with curious and spontaneous visions, created directly with natural pigments and ink on watercolor cold press paper, no preliminary drawing, no mistake allowed.
Her motto ”Spiritual Landscapes, Metamorphosis and Altered Spaces” :With her oil/acrylic paintings, The processus of spiritual/physical transformation does fascinate Elodie.In nova fert animus mutatasdicereformas / corpora; “I intend to speak of forms changed into new entities”. (The Metamorphosis, Ovid)