"Sophie is a rigorous artist of a great sensitivity with an insatiable love for nature. She goes out looking for the light and its effects"

Marcel Moulin, pastel painter on the motif

“Sophie has a rare and precious power to bring forth the poetry in a discreet landscape. It is with an open heart and a keen eye that she traverses dunes and paths. She is not searching for a subject to paint, but waiting for one. When it presents itself, a powerful meeting takes place, her entire being radiates and her eyes sparkle. Between Sophie and the landscape, a game of seduction begins. She gives everything into this exchange: her energy and her sensitivity. With a mastered enthusiasm she paints a landscape made of both pigments and love"

Intimate landscapes

Florence Penouty, pastellist

Career

1980 - 1985

• Degree at the Beaux Arts of Rennes.
• Further course at the Brassart Graphic Arts at Tours.

1986 - 2000
• « Arts and Environnement » course at Aubeterre.
• « Strappo Fresco » technique at the Musée du trompe l’œil at Périgueux.
• Creation of frescos and culture-oriented projects.

 

Since 2000
I devote myself entirely to outdoor pastel painting, guided by light and its effects

Master Pastellist, Sophie Amauger is a member of:
• SPF Société des Pastellistes de France ,

• APF Art du Pastel in France ,

• SIP Italian Pastel Society,

French Plein Air Painters

Exhibitions

2020
• Festival des Arts en Balade (Parisot) - August 2020 - CANCELED

• Salon Pastel en Périgord (Saint-Aulaye) - July 2020 - CANCELED

• Mall Galleries, The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, in London, February 5-16 - CANCELED

• Exhibition Pastellists of France Feytiat (87) from June to September - CANCELED
• International Pastel Fair in Tournus (71) from mid-September to mid-October - CANCELED

• International Pastel Art Fair in France - Abbaye du Valasse, from October 3 to 25 - CANCELED

2019

• Mall Galleries, The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, in London, February 5-16
• XXXIV Spring Salon in Carquefou, Honored guest from March 15 to 26
• Exhibition Pastellists of France Feytiat (87) from June to September
• International Pastel Fair in Yerres (91330) in November
• 25 Artists for Hope, Les Sorinières (44) from November 16 to December 1, 2019

 
2018

• Exhibition at the Espace Contemporain Arkad in Auvillar (82) from March 15 to April 30
• Galerie Wildevuur in Hooghalen (Netherlands) from June 17 to July 30
• Open days at the workshop on June 23 and 24
• Exhibition Pastellists of France Feytiat (87) from June 30 to September 2

 
2017

• Salon du Val de Cher in Saint Victor (03) from April 2 to 17 - 2nd prize
• Saint Jean le Thomas exhibition (near Avranches) from April 2 to 17
• Salon de Montmorillon (86) April 15, 16, 17 - Honored guest
• Exhibition Pastellists of France Feytiat (87) from June 30 to September 1
• Salon d'Automne de Carquefou (44) from September 23 to October 3
• International Pastel Fair in Yerres (91330) from November 4 to December 11

 
2016

• Salon International du Pastel SPF La Rochelle (17) from September 17 to October 16
• Salon d'Automne de Carquefou (44) from September 23 to October 2
• Exhibition Pastellists of France Feytiat (87) from June 30 to September 1
• International Society of Landscape Painters St Priest Taurion (86) from June 3 to 19
• Exhibition "Art of Pastel in France" Giverny (27) from May 27 to June 4
• Regards de Pastellistes exhibition, Chateau de Livry Gargan (93) from April 30 to May 31
• Salon Artistique de Naintré (86), from April 2 to 10 - guest of honor

 
2015

• Airbus Gallery, Blagnac (31), from November 1 to December 30
• Galerie Wildevuur, Hooghalen, Netherlands, July 3 to August 30 www.wildevuur.nl
• International Exhibition “Art of Pastel in France”, Giverny (27) May 30 - June 7 - 1st prize

 
2014

• “Les Estivales Lagorre” exhibition in Seix (09) from July 13 to August 2
• Exhibition "Art of Pastel in France" in Giverny (27) from May 31 to June 8
• International Pastel Biennial - Villepinte (11) from April 26 to May 10
• Exhibition Pastellistes de France Montluçon (03) from March 29 to April 27
• Pastel d'Opale exhibition in Boulogne (62) from March 1 to 16

 
2013

• Les 111 des Arts, Toulouse (31) from November 21 to December 1, from 2013 to 2015
• Exhibition at the Town Hall of Bondy (93) from November 18 to December 13
• International Pastel Biennial - Villepinte (11) April 27 May 05
• Galerie du Passage - Périgueux (24) 07 February 02 March

Sophie Amauger, as seen by Marcel Moulin

The process of painting from life cannot really be considered as casual tourism, but more as an internal voyage where every sense is awakened to express who we are,  as much as what we see… I have had the privilege of having shared some of these voyages with Sophie Amauger. Looking for excellence and unwavering in her expectations the path to creation isn’t always pastel-coloured!.. It is a path of life, with its enthusiasms and its doubts; its joys and fears… Sophie sometimes has to fight in her beloved outdoors, to find answers to pictorial problems or techniques, for the conditions are not always ideal: the wind, the first raindrops… and the light dims, she may have to return to truly show the beauty of the landscape and the emotion it wrought. She is a rigorous artist of a great sensitivity with an insatiable love for nature. Sophie goes out looking for the light and its effects. Her rich pallet and her light touch allow the birth of delicate and refined art works. Sophie Amauger’s artistic research is also a quest for beauty, influenced by spirituality and a humanistic quality. She takes the path that brings her to others, with whom she generously shares her knowledge, knowledge that I am glad to have also shared in our outdoor workshops, through moments of peaceful exchange and personal enrichment. I cannot wait until we meet again!

Marcel Moulin, pastel painter on the motif

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Breafast - A well deserved pause

Paint on the motif: Sophie Amauger & Marcel Moulin

two interpretations of the bay of Mont St Michel.

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