Nancy Delouis French, b. 1941

Liberating power of colour and form, her interior scenes and still lifes incorporate the exotic and the exquisite

Nancy Delouis received no formal artistic education and paints instinctively. Like Pierre Bonnard, one of the artists who has most influenced her work, ambience is more important than drawing. She paints directly onto her canvasses without any preliminary sketching and her work is infused with light and saturated colour. Nancy celebrates the role of the woman at the very soul of the home, whether washing, in the kitchen or sewing, all set in an atmosphere of peace, gentleness and beauty.