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Jaline Polvent, known by her pseudonym JalinePol, creates paintings that are immediate and intense. She is one of the finest contemporary French impressionists of our time. Her colors are bright and daring. A myriad of warm tones catch the eye and bring a smile to the face of the beholder. They evoke and provoke a happy mood.

JalinePol’s origin, like that of Matisse, is in the flatlands of North France, but her home is in the heart of the lush countryside of France’s South West.  JalinePol was born in Northern France in 1946.  She studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. Jaline has been influenced by many of the places where she visited and lived. They include France, Cameroon, New Caledonia, the Middle East, and Bora Bora.

Some of her bouquet paintings are monochromatic, in which she experiments with various tones and shades of a color, highlighting and reinforcing each one through the ‘contrast’ with another nuance. Her colors represent the seasons: spring yellows, summery reds, autumnal ochre and sienna, winter blues and whites. These latter ‘cold colors’ are particularly effective as they create a reposeful, comforting ambiance.

JalinePol works exclusively with a palette knife which renders a three-dimensional relief, giving the illusion of sculpted paint. She masters thick layers of paint on the smallest to the largest of surfaces, from the leaf of a flower to the vast expanse of meadow. One is attracted to the tactile nature of her works and this often provokes a desire to ‘pick the flowers’. She even taught palette knife technique at group workshops in her hometown of Lille, France.

Realism goes hand in hand with illusion and fleeting impressions. One could be walking through a field of poppies and get the impression that you can see the wind. Jaline is inspired by the great masters of the Impressionist movement, but has evolved and developed giving her works a unique, original feel and touch. Movement suffuses her works. They exude the dynamism of marching armies, rippling waters, swaying cornfields and dancing flowers.

JalinePol’s talent knows no bounds – skillful use of her technique, harmonious mélange of colors and thought-provoking, poetic titles. Nothing is left to chance. Her artistic mastery is confirmed in her career of over 30 years.

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