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My trip to Santa Fe, NM

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I just made my first trip to Santa Fe and it was eye opening. As an artist my primary goal was to be at the Annual International Contemporary Art Show and visit the city.

I arrived the day before the show, roamed around the historical part of the city, fell in love with the warm architecture, human size buildings with a lot of covered pathways where people can walk, and shop in the shade.

In the historical district the walls are made out of sun-dried earth and straw, painted with warm earthy colors. The houses are built in the Spanish Pueblo and territorial style developed and used in the New Mexico Territory from the time of the American occupation in 1846. Many constructions are one story and originally displayed around a courtyard.

You won’t see many gutters but scuppers coming from the flat roofs, jutting out from of the walls from above your head.

The wooden beans which are the structure of the buildings are exposed and stick out of the outside walls or serve as columns for the pathways.

The soft lines of the remarkable ubiquitous architecture, soft brown concrete is in harmony with the urban design and provides a welcome relief from the busy large metropolitan cities.

At first I saw a lot of touristic artifacts but then discovered the high-end art galleries and beautiful clothes shops around the plaza. My first question was: who are the clients here?

I knew Santa Fe was an artistic city, but it is also a secondary home for people from all over the States and particularly for Californians.

People come to Santa Fe for art, the Native American people culture but also for the outdoor. Santa Fe is a hiker's paradise and harbor 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos .

 The number and quality of art galleries and sculpture gardens all around the city of Santa Fe itself is very impressive. The most amazing spot is undoubtedly Canyon Road and its dozens and dozens of galleries, right next to each other. Santa Fe Railyard district also has great galleries and museums. One of my favorites was the Fritz gallery, where the Carlos Estrada-Vega and Lea Anderson installations are astonishing.

I have been told the high season in Santa Fe begins Mid-October but the city in July seemed like a permanent art exhibition. People there see, eat, drink and breath art. It is the center of the city economy and its raison d'être. From the architecture to the shopping and diverse population, everything resonates art. Everywhere, be it indoors or outdoors, original private and public art abound.

Santa Fe, this small city nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (7200 feet) is the third largest contemporary art center in the United States, after New York and Los Angeles. Indeed, many of my artist friends are represented in Santa Fe.

I will definitely be back soon. Strongly recommended!

Isabelle Gautier

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Posted on August 5, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Posted on July 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

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"KEPPTHECHANNELOPEN" 80x68in originalpainting

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the poem " KEEP THE CHANNEL OPEN , by Martha Graham, read by Meryl Streep that inspired me to paint this artwork

There seems to be no one

on the empty mountain

and yet I

think I hear a voice

where sunlight entering a grove

shines back to me from the green moss

There is a vitality

a life force

a quickening that is translated through you into action

and because there is only one of you in all time

that expression is unique

if you block it

it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost

the world will not have it

it is not your business to determine how good it is

nor how valuable it is

nor how it compares to other expressions

it is your business to keep it yours

clearly and directly

to keep the channel open

You do not even have to

believe in yourself! Or your work!

you have to keep open

and aware, directly, of the

urges that motivate you

Keep the channel open!

No artist is ever pleased

There is no satisfaction whatever at any time

there is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction

a blessed unrest that keeps us marching

and keeps us more alive

than the others

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Something new for fall-winter 2019

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

More to come in this Fall-WInter 2019 colors. So warm that it almost feel like being  around a fireplace with good compagny

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Being in the present

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The past is the past and can't be changed, the future is inevitably unknown for the most part, so only the present seems worth to be focused on. Is an artist stroke in  the present maleable or is it in the past as soon as it happens and should be left alone?. Any "unwanted drop", any "mistake" is the real expression of a moment in time of the life of the artist. Can an spontaneous or Unexpected stroke reeveal  more than a long thought through composition.What If the goal of an artist is  to reflect an instant from his/her.

I really like these drops showing a process. precious present time. What is the value of the present, What is the value a present moment? 

"Enso is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism..."

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

"Enso (formally spelled ensō;) is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism meaning circle, or sometimes, circle of togetherness. It is traditionally drawn using only one brushstroke as a meditative practice in letting go of the mind and allowing the body to create, as the singular brushstroke allows for no modifications". Ensio intergrative therapy

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Art in the wood

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Some paintings seems to belong to nature. 

When you know me well you know I am a big nature lover. It transpires in all my paintings. With this particularly piece I feel a very strong connection between  the painting and my environment.

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Calligraffiti work by minimalist artist Isabelle Gautier

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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How to define my art?

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We all have already seen some calligraphy. Asian calligraphy, Western calligraphy or hebrew calligraphy are the most known.

What is graffiti? "writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place." -Online Dictionary

The last ten years we have seen work by calligraffiters such as Retna, Keith Haring, Shoe or El Seed and many more but too often we associate their work with murals. 

What is calligraffiti ? is it the art of writing or the writing of the art?  

I have tired to classify my art and can't find a correct term to define everything I put in the lines as I create them. The "curvisive" lines are dancing and writing poetry. They are combining multiple cultures through their similarity with traditional calligraphies. I find them beautiful and irresistible. They are expressing freedom and hopefully innocence. They are fresh and surprising.

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