About the artist
Anne Marie Pegolotti was born and raised in France, Quimper (Brittany). She studied in France at the University of Brest and then at the University of Paris 10. She moved to the USA (California) in 2000 with her husband and her 3 children.
Anne M Pegolotti is a self-taught artist.
Her passion is to give movement and vibrant colors in her paintings whether it is abstract or figuratif.
She has a predilection for red and turquoise. She uses those colors to create dramatic and luminous effects.
Being native of Brittany, the western peninsula of France, the ocean and its changing colors are a big part of her inspiration : She has always been fascinated by painters like Gauguin, who was able to capture the aspect of light of this part of France.
She uses acrylic and loves working with textures, unmixed colors, using a brush and sometimes a palette knife to give something to imagine and to dream. Lines and colors can express an emotion, a sensation, beyond the painting itself.
I try to keep the open-mindedness of children. They are imaginative and sensitive to the mystery and the beauty of the world
Dessine-moi un mouton says Le Petit Prince of Saint Exupery : Imagination and sensitivity are the keys of creation!