Françoise Lepaulmier

Paris, France

I know more about my paintings... than myself.

My work is a quest, a personal search for identity. I am deeply attached to a figurative representation of my subjects, often women, which gives me the freedom to invent, to create these imaginary and perceptibly different figures.

Waiting, solitude, thought and even a form of melancholy shroud the soul of my characters. It is the translation of that interior world that fascinates me; to merely suggest the instant before the emotion, the expression of the fleeing emotion. It is that dimension I seek and want to find again in each of my paintings. Silence is their intimate component.

Books by Françoise Lepaulmier