Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle 1952 | French painter and sculptress
Born 1952 Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle lives and works in France. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Pau and spent two years in the Phnom-Penh Fine Arts faculty in Cambodia. Her approach is a highly personal adventure. Every encounter, every country she has travelled through, every image glimpsed and every emotion experienced contributes to her creation. Her works are a passionate tribute to grace and femininity. She draws, sculpts and transforms woman in bronze, producing curved figures of expressive gentleness that emanate a sense of contemplation and inner strength. On paper, Deville-Chabrolle uses only sanguine to which she sometimes adds gold leaf or elements of calligraphy, thus fixing the work somewhere between the enduring quality of metal and the transience of the trace. As a woman, Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle brings things to her work other than the traditional eroticism often found with many sculptors today. Her work is on show in permanent exhibitions both within and outside France.