“Rhinebeck Farmers Market”©Francoise Ursat Antevil
Born in France, she started to paint seriously in the 90’s. She studied at the Art Students League in New York. After moving to Alexandria, Virginia, she joined the Art League Association at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in 1995, and took various classes and workshops there with well known Washington D.C. area artists until 2001.
Her oil paintings were exhibited and sold in juried shows at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, including the American Landscape show in 1998 juried by Eliza Rathbone, Chief Curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington. One of her “plein air” painting is in the National Park Service collection.
After moving to Rhinebeck, NY, she joined the Woodstock Artists Association in 2002 where she participated in juried shows in oil and water color. She exhibited at the Barrett Center in Poughkeepsie, the Art Society of Kingston and at the Betsy Jacaruso’s gallery in Rhinebeck year around as a watercolorist member of the Cross River Fine Art composed of Betsy’s students.
Because she has traveled extensively all over the world, she gets her inspiration from places she visited as well as from the Hudson Valley where she now resides.