Annie Nectoux

Although she has always been a very keen drawer, Annie had a professional career outside of her taste for art, working for many years as a supervisor for a major French company. It was only in 1994 that the artist, originally from the Yonne department, decided to “throw herself into the adventure by taking courses”. She then moved to the commune of Tournefeuille, located in Haute-Garonne, and began an important and serious technical learning process. This reorientation would lead to a contract in 2003, giving her the status of a weekly painting workshop organiser, for the account of a works council set up in the city of Toulouse.

Passionate and instinctive, Annie expresses herself fully through her pictorial practice. Inspired by the movement that was born out of the dynamic of bodies in sport, dance or music, the painter interprets on her canvas all of the sensitive potential that can be expressed in the exercise of these disciplines. Worked from oil paints, using large blocks of colours affixed with a knife, Annie’s works claim to be the image of the intensity of the activities she tends to represent. Executed with a great vivacity, in mostly warm tones, the figurative subjects appear as if they are inhabited by an effusive fire.

Affected by the atmosphere and culture of Mediterranean countries – in particular Spain – and highly appreciative of the colourful character of the paintings by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Annie transposes her subjects into gestures and colours, so that the viewer can in turn feel the astounding energy that emerges from all of her creations.