Lot 316 - Estelle Vera - Ocean View VII
Estelle Vera lives by the sea in Deal. Born in the countryside of Switzerland, she probably fell in love with nature with her first cry. She has always enjoyed the freedom of strolling through the woods, climbing trees, lying in the grass and dreaming into the clouds. It has certainly made a strong impact on her journey.
After five years of study at the Lucerne School of Art and Design, she was drawn without hesitation to Italy, where she continued studying painting at the Art Academy of Bologna.
In the last decade, she discovered very surprisingly her love for still life painting and a parallel journey took its way. At the beginning she enjoyed the playful approach to the overwhelming abundance of colours, perspectives and patterns. The move to the coast of South England brought new inspirations and the conversation deepened. The subtle colours, the sensitive light and the beauty and fragility of the objects found on her walks along the beaches became once more a dive into silence. As an honouring of simplicity and in a slow process paintings emerge filled with great wonder.
School of Art and Design Lucerne / MA
Art Academy of Bologna/Italy / Painting /
Further Education in Sculpting and Digital Art
The Art of Silence / Beaux Arts Bath / Somerset 2023
RA Summer Exhibition 2023 / Royal Academy of Arts / London
Quiet Living / Rye Art Gallery / Rye, East Sussex 2023
Bath Society of Artists / Victoria Art Gallery / Bath, Somerset 2023
Winter Group Show 2022/23 / Linden Hall Studio / Deal
Winter Group Show 2021/22 / Linden Hall Studio / Deal, Kent
Wells Art Contemporary 2021 / Wells Cathedral / Wells, Somerset
Winter Group Show 2020 / Linden Hall Studio / Deal, Kent
Small Sizes – Kleine Formate / Galerie Carla Renggli / Zug, Switzerland
Miniatures and Masterstrokes – The Christmas Show 2020! / Rye Art Gallery
Winter Group Show 2019 / Linden Hall Studio / Deal, Kent
Royal Institute of Oil Painters ROI / Annual Exhibition 2019 / Mall Galleries London
Royal Society of Marine Artists RSMA / Annual Exhibition 2019 / Mall Galleries London Royal Society of British Artists RBA / Annual Exhibition 2019 / Mall Galleries London
Small Sizes – Kleine Formate 2015 / Galerie Carla Renggli / Zug, Switzerland
Rye Art Gallery / East Sussex
Beaux Arts Bath / Somerset
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My very current work is mainly focused on the mesmerizing beauty of the beach pebbles. The inspiring encounter of equal simplicity and complexity in each and every beach pebble fills me with awe, – or as Henry David Thoreau put it: "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." (H.D. Thoreau "On the Wisdom and Simplicity of Life")
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