Educated and formally trained in design, painter Chantal Westby nevertheless creates an intuitive, energetic world of whimsy on her canvases.
Neat and clean in her use of line, Westby’s works express an evocative feeling of vigor and vivaciousness. With a sumptuously controlled color palette, these works are graceful in their spiritual fluidity of rhythm and measure.
Imaginative and meticulous in skill, they sparkle through the artist’s nuanced approach to the outside world. Translated and inspired by poignant artistic and truthful vision, this world comes alive for an eclectic audience.
At once ardently personal and uniquely universal, Westby’s works evoke the timeless beauty of our shared universe, articulated in her purity of form and line. A natural color palette places us in the tangible, yet the shapes and compositions whisk us away to a deeper, mystical place.
“My work culminates and finds that point of engagement in the representation of the intense spiritual content of the visible world, in my overwhelming certainty of the existence of a higher power, directing not just our meager human efforts, but also all order or disorder that exists in the universe ”, says Westby.
After a successful career in Paris and enrolled to study art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Chantal Westby has committed her life to aesthetics.
She lives and works in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
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PHOTO CREDIT: Lénaïc Mercier
LÉNAÏC G. MERCIER
Born and raised in France, Lénaïc G. Mercier has started his artistic career at a very early age as a Circus child artist.
Graduated in audiovisual and theatrical production, and trained in video editing and motion graphic design, he quickly brought the virtual world into the live performing arts to bring the people’s dream to the next level.
The image, still or moving, is the centre of gravity of his work. While he is developing an artistic director career in live performing arts, photography also occupies a major place in his life.
When asked, he likes to define himself as a multi-media artist, in the largest definition of the word.
He feeds his inspiration with almost everything that surrounds him. Fascinated by space and cosmos, an entire project can sometimes be inspired by only one music, painting, book...
Recognized for his unique skills, expertise, creative direction and limitless imagination, he works on a very large range of projects, from museum and public installations to live shows and music videos direction.
“My mission here is to make people dream. It all starts with a vision. My work then is to translate this vision into reality, using arts and technology with a master central word: Emotion”, says Mercier.
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PHOTO CREDIT: Johann Quistrebert