Born in Paris, she is the descendant of a long line of artists dating back to the sixteenth century. Her most renowed ancestor, Jean-Baptiste Le Prince, lived in the eighteenth century; he was a friend of Diderot’s and painter for the Russian Court.
As a child she showed an outstanding gift for drawing and practised it passionately. At a very early age, she turned to painting still lifes and portraits of relatives and friends in oils. She was only seventeen when she first took part in an exhibition and was still a teenager when she joined the "Painters of Reality".
The way she scrutinizes nature and translates light reveals how truly she admires the seventeenth century painting, wich she updates with subjects chosen and composed in a new spirit.
Nadine share her time between France and India, since several years. She has restaured an old residence in Rajasthan, and since November 2002, she organizes Indian and French contemporary artists shows.
That’s where she has a studio and she paints about India, therefore she goes back to Paris to her French roots. This two civilizations contrast is for her a wonder source, and favorable to creation, questions, joy, and quest. Her apparent reality is a questioning and it needs reconsidering. Its suggests emotions and reflexions to the spectator.Its conveys the contents of her imagination as it is reconstructed by my artistic process. Behind the forms, one should realize what they imply in the mind of who created them as well as the mind of the spectator. The artistic work should reflect something more essential than its mere appearance: spiritual life, that is.Figurative painting is not meant to show an anecdotic representation: it is a style. A painting may both reflect the inner self and open on the outer world.
© Nadine Le Prince
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