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Fabienne Delacroix is a painter who steeps her work in the poetry of
another time. Like her father, the French Naïf artist Michel Delacroix,
her canvases are windows on the past – that legendry era of memory and
desire. She paints this simpler time with a nostalgia that seems
surprising in one so young, until one remembers that the word nostalgia
has its roots in an ancient Greek term meaning “to return home.”
for Fabienne Delacroix is the inspirational landscape of her beloved
country, France. The harmony that reigned during the Belle
Époque, that carefree period at the beginning of the century when
people flocked to Deauville, Dinard, Nice and Monte Carlo to take
country walks and bathe in the waters off their shores, surrounds her
landscapes and its subjects.
Born in 1972, Fabienne Delacroix
is the third and youngest child of Michel Delacroix. She remembers the
long afternoons of her childhood when she played in her father’s studio
as he worked at his easel. By the age of ten, following her
family’s return to France after a brief stay in the United States, she
began to paint. Two years later, she showed her work for the
first time at a gallery in Carmel, California, where she was able to
market her paintings.
While she shares many of her father’s
interests and techniques and has had joint exhibitions with him, she is
very much an artist in her own right. Her style and choice of
subjects are her own; her palette tends to be much brighter with
primaries and jewel tones. She chooses to paint the natural world
where manmade structures play less of a role in the composition.
While her father is known for his cityscapes, Fabienne paints pastoral
scenes and seascapes.
The mother of three young children, Fabienne Delacroix is now a full–time mother and artist.
Information obtained from interviews with the artist.
Submitted by Virginia Lockwood, Axelle Fine Arts
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