Florence Oulhiou


Born in Castres in 1959, into a family of which several members practice the art of the image as 2 enlightened amateurs, Florence was initiated young in the techniques of watercolor and photography. Her thirst for culture naturally led her to frequent museums and exhibitions. For several years, she explored different modes of expression: even today, she is a jack-of-all-trades who seeks liberation in the fields of exploration.

Her artistic career began with film photography which she practiced at an honest level (exhibitions and prices). But the arrival of digital technology deprived her of the pleasures of chemistry and she decided to explore other possibilities. These years of experience continue to strongly influence her current work. In her work, she remains highly attentive to composition and the relationship between structure and contrast.

She, therefore, returned to drawing and painting, enriched my watercolor practice and, since its creation, has been a member of the international association of Urban Sketchers. Her frequent trips to Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for her travel diaries and his watercolors painted on the spot.

At the same time, she began to study acrylic on her own. Very quickly, she felt the need to go further and completed a full course at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Castres. For several years, she was the studio student of Marc Fonvieille, then Isabelle Monférier.

Today she lives in South Limburg and devotes herself entirely to her passion.

Her prolific work – painting is vital to her- evolves between figurative and abstraction.

“I am inspired by plant elements and I build collections, accumulations, overlays. I like to play with colors, contrasts and repetitions. I like to play with shapes and the spaces between shapes. I am looking for a structure in this profusion. Each new creation is an attempt to bring order to the chaos of the world. “