French painter Garese is a traditionally trained artist with an impressive background and education in the fine arts. She studied at Les Beaux-arts de Bordeaux, then at ICART in Paris. She trained in both the traditional and decorative arts, which gives her the unique ability to draw in techniques from both disciplines. The combination of these two different approaches to art can be seen in her elegant handling of light and color to model the subjects of her paintings. Her work is a coherent thread between the worlds of today and the world of the past, and could most aptly be described as ‘timeless.’
Working exclusively in oil on linen, Garese creates paintings featuring portraiture, landscapes, and still-life work. She sources inspiration from the Old Masters, while using painting techniques from historical traditions from the decorative arts, including tromp l’oil and other decorative techniques. She skillfully juxtaposes techniques of antiquity with abstract elements, resulting in visually captivating and uniquely contemporary pieces. In doing this, she endeavors to bring new eyes to discover anew aspects of art and the world, which are too often forgotten among contemporary works today. From archetypal figures from the past, to the delicate employment of light and detail in her subject’s costumes, her portraits draw their audience into a past world. In the same vein, her still lives and landscapes capture a serenity that is intended to contrast the fast paced, overcrowded world of today.