Joëlle Darmon

Visual artist

At the beginning of her career, in 1980, she discovered and experimented with various techniques and styles by painting many subjects inspired in particular by nature.

She studied oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, and worked on different supports. Her family and friends encourage her in this way and encourage her to participate in exhibitions and shows.

Joëlle Darmon then exhibits in the department of Haute-Garonne and in Provence in order to make discover her work.

After university studies in languages and tourism, she worked in the field of communication. Her tastes became more refined in the 90’s and more particularly in 1992, after the birth of her daughter. She was a great source of inspiration and happiness for her.

Joëlle then decided to use the acrylic technique which, by diluting it, gives her a work similar to watercolor and thickening it to oil paint. She thus realizes for her pleasure of many paintings on the topics of the sea, the flora, childhood, Provence, Africa.

Always in search of emotions through the colors that burst on her canvas, she mixes them with the material (sand, quartz, mediums, gels…) in order to give them more vibrations and relief.Imbued with the works of great masters such as Cézanne, Matisse, Chagall, and inspired by her travels in France and in the Mediterranean basin, color, light, warmth and serenity emerge from her paintings!

Today, with the experience she has acquired over the last few years, Joëlle Darmon has left her job in the field of early childhood to devote herself entirely to painting. Now a professional artist, she lets her imagination speak, turning to the composition of half-abstract, half-figurative paintings. Nature remains her main source of inspiration and she begins her new artistic life by honoring the color blue through the depths of the seas and oceans. She always uses the universe of mixed techniques and adds to acrylics textures such as mortars, reactive paints, collages, inks, resin, clay, gold, silver and copper leaves. These last ones send back from the work this touch of light and emotions which invites to the journey and which makes its signature.