Born in French Riviera, Arielle, from an early age, develops a liking for drawing by observing her father’s drawings. Her father was an architect passionate about Art. After an academic background at « The Villa Arson » in Nice, she succeeds in gaining a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design at the ENSA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art) in Bourges.
In 1987, Arielle develops her sense of volume and space by learning and using PAO (Publication Assistée par Ordinateur) (computer publishing). In 1996, she dedicates herself to painting full time, progressing very quickly from representational Art to lyrical abstract painting in order to express her feelings more intensely by combining freely movement, colour and light. Numerous Art prizes were won in various Art Fairs and Art Exhibitions that convinced her that she had made the right artistic decision.
Because Arielle works primarily in a spontaneous way, privileging her feelings at a specific time, every canvas she paints is a perpetual questioning, the inspiration of the moment being the most important. Favouring evocation rather than representation, the aim of her search is the all-encompassing expression of emotional traces and marks. Colour and form emerge, sometimes in a secret or informal way, especially when one concentrates on the essential, that is by refining incessantly the language, by taking advantage of happy accidents in order to go forward and always further, until the artwork reveals itself, thus becoming a distinct entity.
« I don’t portray, I paint. I don’t represent, I show » Arielle has made hers this saying from Soulages. What counts is not the immediate vision of what one can see but the internal resonance that a canvas stirs up. What counts is what the viewer can perceive, feel or understand. If an artist doesn’t input this part of himself which opens the way from representation to interpretation, then portraying any subject appears like a repeat.
The outcome of her painting can only result from an echo between the creator, the painter and the viewer who looks at the work, and it is out of question to impose a vision or a preconceived meaning to the viewer. None of her paintings needs directions or instructions. The directions come from within the viewer.