ABOUT THIS PAINTING This is an original oil painting on canvas. It is a portrait of the French author Virginie Despentes. Set against a moody purple background, Virginie gazes out of the frame, in a tense pose. DETAILS TITLE: Virginie Despentes ARTIST: Carole Nataf (myself) SIZE: 12x16 inches SHIPPING: FREE US Shipping. Ships worldwide painting on its canvas SHIPPING TIME: 3-5 business days. INSURANCE: Insured shipping TYPE: Original Oil Painting by Carole Nataf COLORS: Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian Green, Sap Green, Phtalo Turquoise, Titanium white. VISIT MY SHOP: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulettaArt?ref=hdr_shop_menu VISIT MY WEBSITE: www.carolenataf.com FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: @carole.nataf.art ABOUT ME Carole Nataf was born in Paris in 1989. She grew up in the heart of the Latin Quarter in Paris, influenced by the intellectual and academic scene of the area. From her mother, she inherited an early predilection for Arts and the inspirational charisma of family artists. In college, she studied Literature and Philosophy before attending graduate studies in business. After studying art privately in Paris, NYC, San Francisco and Boston, she grew a passion for Plein Air painting and Allaprima painting techniques. She developed a special interest in texture contrast where soft meets harsh and delicate meets blunt. Influenced by artists such as Edward Hopper and Edouard Manet, she is admirative of their unmatched ability to simplify shapes, and juxtapose contrasting values without blending. Currently she lives and works in Boston and Cambridge, MA. She won the First prize at Revere Beach Art Festival in 2016.