Odile BRON

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Born in 1954 near Grenoble, I've always been drawing and painting since my childhood. Being a child my favourite game was to arrange marriages between coloured pencils! Beatles’ music videos (especially LOVE IS ALL of ROGER GLOVER who is a great artist and musician) , were totally determinant in my artistic choices. Through the illustration, we could invent everything using our  imagination!

In high school, passionate about literature and philosophy, yet I made my teachers upset because they did not understand that I could draw constantly during their explanations! Meanwhile ... the ROTARY CLUB, interested in my sketches, offered me a project which was to draw the scenery of a theater ...

Thanks to Jean BUFFA, a dauphinois artis and neighbour of my parents, that i’ve already strengthened my vocation: he taught me a certain sense of rhythm in the line and composition.

After studying art at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs and the Fine Arts, I worked as an illustrator for children books as well as a specialist in advertising graphics. I also have a degree in computer graphics and i have a real fun imagining different logos and juggling with typography.

With the birth of my children, being tired of academicism, I wanted to paint more spontaneously, more authentic, giving free rein to my imagination. What I love above all: myself in a daily setting, unpretentious nature where humans and animals live in peace, harmony and mutual respect.

With my brushes, I try to focus more on side of "tenderness" next to "performance art". For the sake of authenticity, I do not look for the side too "smooth" or "straight-line motion" of the academic performance ... No initial sketch, no "masks" (meaning no "stencil"), no cheating. This is the brush that guides my hand for a spontaneous, rounded and gentle gesture.

I have a very eclectic taste: my favourite painters are Frida Kahlo, Bauchant, Botero, not to mention Magritte and Van Gogh! I love their strange way of representing characters ...

The oil painting is my preferred medium: I appreciate the elegance, nobility and sensuality of this technique, although it is very restrictive in terms of drying time. After successful exhibition generally in the Rhône-Alpes,  my works since 2005, have been exhibited regularly in galleries, International Exhibition of Naive Art in France and abroad (Spain, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium ...).

In November 2008 and 2012 under the auspices of Bernard Vercruyce my works had been exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris, as part of “Art en Capital Salon Comparaisons.”



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