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Françoise Nielly is a painter and photographer who as educated informally by her father, an architect and by her recollection a meticulous and unforgiving teacher.
Before becoming a painter, Nielly worked in advertising. Eleven years ago she decided that the pressure of this job was too much for her and a change of career was necessary for self-preservation.
Her paintings are expressive and exhibit a brute force with fascinating vital energy. She uses oils and a knife combine to sculpt her images. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, she always means to take risks.
Nielly lives and paints in Paris near Montmartre. Her work has been exhibited and sold in Europe and America.