Untitled #1 to #9
dimensions125 x 106
mediumoil on primed paper
Artist Statement & Bio
Anne-France (“A-F”) Fulgence’s dramatic work is inspired by the physical and imaginary journeys she takes from her studio in Kangaroo Valley, NSW. A-F (as she prefers to be called) works quickly and without revision in oils.
She says of her work: “My painting is like a poetic tale, dark, moody, evocative, and atmospheric. The fiery dusk, a lone cloud, the heavy valley fog, the amazing light, the colours and shadows, the vast silence over an ancient landscape – this is what
inspires me to paint.”
A-F’s vision, palettes and techniques are inspired by the French poet Victor Hugo, and the work of the 19th-century artists Gustave Courbet, William Turner, and John
Anne-France Fulgence is an established contemporary Australian artist, living and working in Kangaroo Valley, NSW. A-F has been professionally exhibiting her work for the past 19 years. Her paintings have been highly commended many times in art competitions, and she won the Wingecarribee Landscape Art Prize in 2017 and
the Wingecarribee Watercolour Art Prize in 2019, both held in Bowral. Her paintings have been acquired by Art Bank Sydney, various private collectors and regional art galleries.
A-F revels in dramatic compositions of confronting and unusual concepts. Her subjects fluctuate between portraiture of hunting dogs, their owners, and landscape or seascapes of the Australian wilderness.
A-F Fulgence was born in Morocco, studied in France, and moved to Australia in 1989.
She attributes her sense of drama and wild romanticism to her French ancestry.