Born in Paris in 1955, Annie Puybareau soon showed a pronounced gift for drawing. At the age of 20 she enrolled at Rouen’s Fine Arts College in Robert Savory’s (Grand Prix de Rome) classes. She subsequently encountered Albert Malet with whom she developed her skills in the motif of all varying weather conditions, thus following the footsteps of the Normandy Impressionist painters.
She is a member of the “Salon des Artists Francais” in Paris, and her career is punctuated by numerous prizes and exhibitions throughout Europe. Her works have been acquired by city councils, banks, and other important groups. She has been awarded an Arts, Sciences andLetters silver medal. Annie has been teaching painting to pupils since 1989.
Annie expresses herself passionately through her fluid brushstrokes, adapting them to different themes. Her sensitivity can be seen in the gentle play of light and dark. Whether it be country scenes, still life, or characters, both her drawing and colors denote great ease and skill.
In 1996 Art Actualite magazine wrote: “Annie Puybareau seeks out those scenes of Normandy’s everyday life. With eagerness and force she adds brushstrokes and the dynamic color which give her paintings their intensity of expression.”
“Paintings in the life of the ‘Ecole de Rouen’ a suggestion of classicism topped with a fresh vision of nature and characters grasped alive.” M.C. Goinard.
“Annie paints pictures of unutterable serenity; works of art portraying happiness, sheer happiness. Nothing in the images betrays constraint; nothing evokes work, routine or boredom. Done with accurate drawing, Annie’s, paintings withhold and give out a share of pure well-being that we can all experience in this world, sometimes..” Jean-Francois Benoit.