series, National Art Shows, 2013 HGTV Smart Home, Neiman Marcus Pop-up Gallery, Marietta/ Cobb Museum and many public venues. Isabelle’s abstract paintings are reminiscent of her childhood on the coast of Normandy, but she has now lived long enough in the Southeast that her love for flowers has become a passion clearly seen in her work. Deeply embedded in her French culture, her love of minimalism keep her rooted. Whether expressionist, non-objective, floral or minimalist, her work emanates a dynamic energy and obvious immersion in the process. While she has been featured in The Blue before, Isabelle’s most recent collection caught our eye yet again. Her new work involves an exploration of Tachisme, a style of French Abstract painting characterized by non-geometric forms and intuitive, spontaneous gestures of the artist’s brushstroke. This style can vary widely, but Isabelle has taken her love of minimalism to new heights with a restricted palette and keenly honed graphic expression.
“Each tachisme painting is like a poem written on the canvas. That is why you will find a dot somewhere in every piece... it is the period at the end of the sentence.” - Isabelle Gautier
Collectors of Isabelle’s work are spread across The United States and Europe. Atlanta Fine Home Sotheby’s International Realty, The City of Milton (GA) new City Hall, Embassy Suites Downtown Greenville, SC and Kennedy-Douglas Center in Florence (AL) are just few examples of her US installations. More of her work can be found, or she can be contacted, at http://www.isabellegautiersart.com 68 | the BLUE MOUNTAIN REVIEW Issue 10
Winter 2018 A Journal of Culture: Poetry, Literature, Art and Music