As the daughter of a Painter, Christiane Duflos has always lived surrounded by the artworks of her father that she saw come to life under the lines of his brushes. He was also an Art History teacher and passed down to her not only his love for painting but also for all types of artistical expressions. She discovered thus William Turner and Nicolas de Staël whose work stroke her deeply. Her father though, didn’t want his children to follow in his footsteps as an artist, a path that he considered too painful. It’s only after he died that Christiane finally dared to express herself by painting too.
Her work takes root in the contemplation of Nature and her paintings reflect its beauty. Christiane Duflos loves the oil paints, that she considered lively and voluptuous. She usually applies it with a palette knife to give to the canvas density and substance. This way, she deconstructs her vision of the reality as much as she can until she reaches the borders of abstraction. She only keeps what is purely emotional that she shares with strong colors as well as smoother shades and make them all vibrate together.