Marie Regy

“Many of my paintings are “Palimpsests”: I re-paint over old canvases, they can retain certain traces and that is what makes them rich.”



visual artist & photographer, Mazamet (81)

Marie Régy shares with us her diverse universe, in perpetual experimentation.

Tell us your story, how did your vocation come to you?

I studied for a year at a fine arts school then an applied arts course (BTS and License).
Since then I painted occasionally (I mostly did photography and ceramics) but during confinement I took up brushes much more intensely.
I am influenced by De Staël, Fautrier, Pollock, Warhol and many others more or less famous...

How would you describe your style, your artistic approach in a few words?

I love color and material but I cannot limit myself to one style, I am constantly experimenting. Many of my paintings are "Palimpsests": I repaint over old canvases, they can retain certain traces and that is what makes them rich.

What are the themes or subjects that inspire you the most in your work?

Architecture and portraits for digital art. My paintings are often abstract, inspired by a detail, some pattern, what surrounds me when I paint (often outside in my garden).

How do you work?

I paint in my small office but when the weather permits I sit outside in my garden. I work the backgrounds of large formats in several layers, with a spatula, then I work with a brush in juxtaposition of touches most of the time. But this can vary because I like to change technique depending on the format and desire.

Tell us about your daily life, your constraints, your joys, your successes…

I divide my time between teaching applied arts, my activity as a freelance graphic designer and that of a visual painter.

A message to convey, anything else you would like to share?

I hope that my diverse universe will appeal to you...


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