Martine-Alison Chabert Biography
French artist, Martine-Alison Chabert was born in Saint-Etienne. She paints from her studio in L’Etrat, which she has aptly named her “dollhouse”.
“Colorful” and “imaginative” are words that describe both the art and the artist. Martine-Alison’s work is a translation of her life experience onto canvas. She pours her self into each painting, directly reflecting her state of being. With “petite femmes” (little ladies) she brings to life the sensuality and mystery of the femine. Her realistic beauties both contrast, and blend harmoniously in her imaginative settings.
The canvases dance with bright, playful colors and contain a vibrant energy that brings her characters to life. With thin washes on fine canvas, she creates her paintings in layers with such delicacy that hardly a brushstroke is evident.
Martine-Alison’s oils beg to be viewed up-close. The softness of her paintings, filled with light, draws the viewer to her emotional figures. The attitudes of her women are powerful and contrast boldly with the gentle beauty of her imagined landscapes. Her artistic vision enables her to design the fabulous clothes she dresses her ladies in. She fills her paintings with numerous wonderful details for her viewers to explore.
Martine-Alison was raised by a family that did not support her artistic talent, a talent that was evident by the age of 4. This self-taught artist turned adversity into opportunity, which accounts for the uniqueness of a style that has flourished from within. Through her art she takes us along with her to the world of her dreams where she is in control of the outcome. Sweet, silly, sensual, fragile and delicate, the qualities of the artist, are the qualities found in her paintings.
Martine-Alison exhibits regularly and has shown successfully all over France with a particular emphasis on Gassin located in the south of France near Saint-Tropez. She has many dedicated collectors that follow her work. Her buyers range from much of Europe to the US.She has also exhibited in Paris at the reputable Galerie Francis Barlier.