ANNE BAUDEQUIN

ANNE BAUDEQUIN

Le Puy en Velay, Auvergne, France

About ANNE BAUDEQUIN

I am a French landscape painter. My work, based on observation from nature “en plein air,” is in line with the French landscape painters of the 19th century. I like the poetry of simple subjects like the paths around my village, the edge of a river, a cloud above the mountains... I paint with oil, "alla prima", this enables me to capture the atmosphere, the momentary and transient effects of sunlight. This forces me to paint quickly with lively and spontaneous brushstrokes that lend my paintings a sense of movement.

The landscape has always been an object of contemplation for me, an open parenthesis outside of everyday life. From my first paintings at the age of fifteen, I naturally drew my inspiration from it. Graduated from the National School of Applied Arts and Crafts, my studies confronted me with other visual arts practices, but in no way distracted me from my passion for landscape painting on location.

About twenty years ago I chose to live and paint in Auvergne, in the heart of France. From my studio, which dominates the gorges of the Loire, I contemplate the grandiose landscape shaped by volcanoes every day. My brushes explore it, tirelessly, like a walk, renewed daily by light, climate change and the seasons.
I also like trips which are an opportunity to appropriate new landscapes, new lights and colors. More particularly, the sea is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me.

My work tends to humbly pay tribute to the beauty of the world, without seeking to travel it. Even in the most familiar environment, one can be touched by the sublime. The intimate dialogue with the landscape makes me sensitive to its infinite variations and vibrations. Day after day, I try to transcribe its subtle nuances as accurately as possible. Beyond the simple representation, I seek to express my wonder in front of the constantly renewed spectacle of nature.

My work is currently held in private collections across the globe.

For more information visit my website: www.annebaudequin.fr

Education

National Superior School of Applied Arts and Crafts, Olivier de Serres, Paris (1989 - 1994)
Higher Diploma of Applied Arts

Exhibitions

2018 FONDATION BENETTON « Join The Dots / Unire le distanze », french collection of Imago Mundi Art, Trieste, Italia

2018 GUEST OF HONOUR
CULTURE HOUSE, "Regards d'Artistes", Clermont-Ferrand, France

2018 SOLO EXHIBITION
HÔTEL DÉPARTEMENTAL de Haute-Loire, « Paysage et variations », Le Puy-en-Velay, France

2017 FRESH: ART FAIR, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Represented by New Blood Art Gallery, London
45 of the UK’s best contemporary galleries will show work by some 400 established and emerging artists from the UK and beyond, all carefully selected.

2017 FONDATION BENETTON « Rotte Mediterranee », french collection of Imago Mundi Art, Palermo, Italia


FEATURED SAATCHI COLLECTIONS:

New-This-Week-8-26-2019
Artworks curated by Rebecca Wilson
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/New-This-Week-8-26-2019/153961/296309/view

Seascapes curated by Megan Wright
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Seascapes/1012074/302094/view

Best of June Collection on Saatchi Art 2019
handpicked by Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Photography/Best-of-June/153961/291994/view

New This Week 6-3-2019
Artworks curated by Rebecca Wilson
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Photography/New-This-Week-6-3-2019/153961/286304/view

Inspired by the British Museum
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Sculpture/Inspired-by-the-British-Museum/1012074/285581/view

New This Week 11-19-2018
Artworks curated by Rebecca Wilson
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Photography/New-This-Week-11-19-2018/153961/254945/view

New Impressionist Paintings
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting/New-Impressionist-Paintings/966144/257107/view

'Romantic Landscapes Inspired by Caspar David Friedrich'
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography/Romantic-Landscapes-Inspired-by-Caspar-David-Friedrich/966144/249827/view

'Inspired by Impressionism'
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting/Inspired-by-Impressionism/970616/186670/view

'STW: Affordable Originals For $500 And Under'
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Printmaking/STW-Affordable-Originals-For-500-And-Under/685448/185279/view

'Landscape Paintings':
http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting/Landscape-Paintings-Under-1000/801043/113201/view

'Inspired by Constable: Landscapes':
http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography/Inspired-by-Constable-Landscapes-for-2000-and-under/782019/106902/view

'STW: Affordable Originals For $500 And Under'
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Printmaking/STW-Affordable-Originals-For-500-And-Under/685448/185279/view