Garese is a French artist whose vivid oil paintings hearken back to the luscious works of the Old Masters that adorn the walls of countless museums. Working exclusively in oil on linen, Garese creates portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes that uniquely juxtapose the rendering technique of antiquity with more modern abstract compositional elements to create works which feel fresh, while at the same time pleasurably comfortable. It is the quest for some kind of coherent between the worlds of today and yesterday. By doing this, she endeavors to bring new eyes to discover anew aspects of art and the world which we have long forgotten, such as landscapes unmarred by pollution and production that now are so few and far between.
Educated first at les Beaux arts de Bordeaux, then at ICART in Paris, Garese received not only a traditional arts education, but also learned the art of interior design from which she gained a wonderful handling of decorative painting and tromp l’oeil. The combination of these two different approaches to art can be clearly seen in her elegant handling of light and color to model the subjects of her paintings.