Ophelie Vaganay
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# Ophelie Vaganay #
Born in France, semi-figurative painter, material and colors.
Many exhibitions in France, her works are part of private collections in France and US. Her favorite themes : nature, cities, mountains... and in particular Lyon, Venice, Morocco, Provence, the shores of Lake Annecy, New York,...


After classical studies at the School of Applied Arts in Lyon, Ophelie Vaganay joined a textile design workshop and then turned definitively towards painting. She first worked in watercolor and gouache, then began painting in oil. At the same time, her numerous work sessions based on living models allow her to fully release her brushstroke.


Oil is a technique she has loved and perfected for many years. From now on, like Nicolas de Stael, Ophelie Vaganay paints with a knife, which allows her to work the material, sculpt the silky paste of the oil painting and create magnificent flat colors, a frank and warm color, in a figurative, stylized and graphic style.


Ophelie VaganayOphelie Vaganay - New York Skyline


Ophélie Vaganay's generous impasto painting is part of the long tradition of the Lyon school. It is a colorful painting, alive, harmonious and which often transcribes her state of mind. The start of a painting always starts with an aesthetic crush, a meeting,... 


She likes to sketch moments of life and scenes of atmosphere, where characters are often passing, but also landscapes. During her travels, Ophélie Vaganay finds her inspiration in nature, cities, mountains....

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