Isabel Coulton biography


Parisian born, Isabel Coulton grew up in the bohemian art world of 1960ís France. Her grandmother was a talented painter in oils, her grandfather painted and collected works of art and discovered the now famous Bernard Buffet, whom he exhibited in his Champs Elysee gallery.

Isabelís home was a fusion of French avant-garde and the practical quiet beauty of early carved furniture Ė her English fatherís passion Ė later to become his speciality.

Isabelís mother, Lydia Corbett (nee Sylvette David) was once Picassoís muse and now paints in her own right, drawing inspiration from the great master and exhibits her work in Londonís Maddox Street.

Isabelís love of carving must surely have come from her early years, leading her away from painting towards a very traditional and meticulous skill.

After two years preliminary studies in art, the City and Guilds of London Art School offered the grounding that she needed in carving and allied subjects.

Today, having made her home in Devon, Isabel enjoys new designs and commissions. Always in love with the traditional styles, she now seeks to fuse the old techniques with new fervour and thinking to enable her to carve with depth, intricacy and passion.

 

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