Isabelle Gautier was born and grew up in Normandy, just a few miles from The Mont Saint Michel in north-western France. In 1991 she attended l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1999 she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she currently resides and maintains her studio.
Since her early artistic development Gautier has been inspired by a love of nature, color and design. Her extensive international travels have imbued her art with a sophisticated universal perspective of the world.
Light-Filled and Expansive Vistas
Gautier creates impressive works in Energy series using such titles as “Energy From the Mountain”, “Energy From the Water”, and “Energy From the Weather”. Her awe-inspiring and expansive vistas embrace the poetic nature of land, sky, and water.
Her compositions combine restful areas with animated energetic fields. With an expert and confident handling of palette knife she retains the depth of the pigments with alluring spontaneity and rich texture.
The artist’s style demonstrates an affinity with the atmospheric light-filled qualities of Claude Monet’s lateImpressionistic paintings. We also see influences of the robust gestural expressions of Wassily Kandinsky and the ethereal mystique of Mark Rothko’s Color Field painting.
Honors and Distinctions
Gautier’s art work is greatly admired by galleries, collectors and professionals in the home design field. HGTV selected her as the primary artist for the program “Smart Home” in 2013.
She was also recently chosen as the featured artist at the Trinity Spotlight on Art, one of the largest and most prestigious art market in the Southeast region of the United States.
Exhibitions and Worldwide Collectors
Gautier is represented by Muse and Co. in Atlanta, Georgia. She had a recent exhibition of her art work at Trinity Artist Market, Atlanta, Georgia. A one-person exhibition of her art will be presented at Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery, March 1-31, 2015.
Her paintings are included in many private collections throughout Europe and the United States. She has a strong and devoted community of followers and collectors who appreciate her profound aesthetic sensibilities.
A Celebration of Beauty
Gautier poses the question: “Is there a better way than art to bring people from all over the world together in a celebration of beauty?” She also shares her belief: “Painting is the way I reach out to people.”
She explains, “My quest is not to create the illusion of reality but to suggest with colors and composition the inherent nature of the aesthetic object.”
She Achieves Balance and Harmony
Gautier’s art offers her the foundation from which she can release her emotions “beyond the conventions”. It is through creating her compelling paintings that she finds balance and offers us a sense of harmony and appreciation for the innate essence of nature.