About the artist
Bio: Isabelle Séné was born in France in 1969 and has lived in Britain since 1991. Painting has always been in her family: her father, whom she truly admires, is a talented painter; and her mother, a wonderfully creative mind who could create beauty out of anything, discovered herself a passion for painting murals late in her life. They are Isabelle’s inspiration which led to the journey of experiencing the intimacy and freedom between the mind and the canvas, the soul and the paint. Isabelle uses colours and textures to create an emotional rather than a realistic form of expression; painting what she feels when seeing something or someone – believing the internal expression and observation holds as much value as the external. Inspired by colours, shapes, textures as well as feelings and emotions, she has a passion for engaging with unusual mediums such as pebbles, sand, strings, wood shavings or simply layers of paint applied with the hands in order to get a thickly texturized piece of art; art that will invoke temptation by the viewers to touch, smell and merge closely with the painting. In 2011 Isabelle resigned from the corporate world of Investment Banking and enrolled on a full-time course in Furniture Making as preparation for a degree in restoration of furniture and wooden objects. By recycling herself in an area where she can develop an increased level of artistic expression and ethical rewards she finds that the combination of mixing her passion for creativity as well as love of wood and antiques fundamentally frees time and space for her first true passion: painting.