Mathilde Vhargon - Fine Artist

Mathilde Vhargon

England, England - United Kingdom

 
 
 

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Mathilde Vhargon

England, England - United Kingdom

Mathilde Vhargon - Fine Artist

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About Mathilde Vhargon

About the leaf:

The leaf you will see in all of my later paintings, is my personal artist signature and contains my initials, so it represents me, but also often takes a quasi-human role to represent a single person or an 'everyone'. The leaf changes, evolves, and its placement, size and colour are adjusted to suit the painting, which may include it as a sort of observer in the scene, a nearly hidden element, or even a focal point. It may represent various things, as well. It is left to the viewer to assign any meaning to it or to determine how I see it, myself.

More about me and my art

I have always loved Fine Arts and spent half a century focusing on classical music, becoming a professional musician and teacher of music. Then, my life circumstances demanded a change of direction. To my surprise, I found an endless source of ideas inside myself for visual art, and in time I began to gain a bit of confidence as others expressed appreciation for my efforts.

I love making digital paintings, and rarely use any materials other than my own art or painted textures from which to begin. I do not have a suitable place to paint with physical materials, and would not be able to paint at all if it were not for digital software. I am currently using the Gimp program wirth my mouse or digital drawing pad.

My paintings suggest themselves to me a little at a time without conscious planning in the early stages. Most frequently, my work begins by brushing a few colours on the blank digital canvas and then trying a few processes or manipulations to see what ideas I get from the results.
I particularly love the possibilities digital painting offers. I don't rely on processes and filters for the main part of the piece; most of my work involves hours of hand painting, sometimes pixel by pixel for the smallest details. A good example of this is my floral work, 'Quiet Passion'. I dislike sharp corners and edges, so my process involves blending and merging for smooth transitions, with dozens of small adjustments to produce the subtle, rich, analogous colour layering that predominates in most of my work.

My favourite artists are Marc Chagall and J.M.W. Turner.


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It has been awhile since I posted here, I know. I thought if anybody happens to check, I should say that I am still exhibiting my art in Second Life. You can see it at several galleries there, and some have large rooms of it, too! I change the art in... 

It's a very sad day for me and all the people who supported my main gallery in Second Life, Two Shores Gallery of Fine art and Two Shores Guest Artist Annex. Due to the August 2013 severe and unacceptable changes in Second Life's Terms of Service, I ... 

If you are wondering what is happening in Second Life with my art, then please just stop by my main gallery in Magna Carta. You can see from my Second Life profile picks, that it is the first one there. TP there and take a new Artist Info notecard by... 

JOIN US FRIDAY, Feb 8 to meet February-March Guest Artists Two Shores Gallery of Fine Art proudly presents ElinArts, artworks by Elin Egoyan, and Origins, artworks by Dacob Paine. Opening on Friday, 8th of February at 1:30 pm SLT in the Guest Arti... 

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January 3rd, 2013

Help me, Mathilde Vhargon celebrate 5 wonderful years in Second Life! At 2 pm SLT, we will dance and laugh with the Scottish Pipe Band, Albannach and their wild, wonderful staged show, including flames and synchronized Celtic dances the audience can... 

Thank you very much to dahir Sapphire who came to my large exhibition at Galeria Mexico and asked me if she could film it for a YouTube video! I hope you enjoy this video. Please come to Galeria Mexico to see the exhibit if you are a resident of ... 

Some questions about art related to what people want and what sells made me think about my own experience and background. What I want to write about seems particularly true of what is considered 'FINE ART' and especially abstract art. Many people... 

I hope you will visit the gallery between now and January to enjoy the wonderful artworks of Moe Sandalwood and Elbow Muggins in the Annex, Take a notecard from their respective posters by the doors for more info about these great exhibits. Also do b... 

Blogging! It's not something I look forward to... but if I have some people actually reading my blog and interacting with me or following me here, I might get to like it. This is my first post. Two new guest artist exhibits have just gone up at m...