At the age of ten Florence Penouty wanted to make a living out of art.
After a professional career in graphic design (Higher Education in Interior Architecture and Graphic Design in
Paris, valedictorian), her discovery of pastel was a revelation. More than by the technique and the texture, she was attracted to the enormous range of possibilities offered by the medium.
« I took several courses in the workshop and especially outdoors. These courses have allowed me to ensure the progression of my technique, and the evolution of my art. Having made me work from life, directly
in contact with nature. »
Professional painter in 2016, Florence Penouty is Art du Pastel en France Membership (APF). Twice, she was selected in the « Salon International du Pastel de Giverny » (2017 / 2020) .
The choice of subjects comes first of all from the light, revealing the beauty of nature and the emotion it arouses…
« Pastel is a fast technique particularly suitable for the outdoors because of the way light changes over the course of two hours. I seek to capture the essence of the landscape keeping in mind what about them moved me. »
Florence Penouty lives in the South of France
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