benedictegele

Horses Art Paintings and Drawings

La Rochelle, France · 508 Sales

benedictegele

Horses Art Paintings and Drawings

La Rochelle, France 508 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(125)

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French artist painter, I suggest you my horse work of art through paintings, drawings, sketches, prints and others... all handmade in my home workshop.
You can also:
★ Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/benedictegele
★ Take a look at my work on my website: www.benedictegele.com
★ Follow my work in pictures: www.instagram.com/gaeate

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Welcome!
French artist painter, I suggest you my horse work of art through paintings, drawings, sketches, prints and others... all handmade in my home workshop.
You can also:
★ Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/benedictegele
★ Take a look at my work on my website: www.benedictegele.com
★ Follow my work in pictures: www.instagram.com/gaeate

Bénédicte Gelé

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5 out of 5 stars
(125)
tiloaa

tiloaa on Sep 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love the picture. It arrived promptly and was well packed. Bénédicte responded quickly to my emails. The picture itself is beautiful and greatly admired.

Christina

Christina on Jun 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Will be the best gift ever for my horse trainer!

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About

It's all about horse…

Horses have always played a part in Bénédicte Gelé’s life, although they have not always been in the limelight. Born in 1975 and brought up in the Parisian suburbs, she had no prior history with horses. The animal remained a two-dimensional object in magazines or sometimes a figure in the background of a distant meadow when on holiday. However, an overwhelming fascination, an almost unexplainable attraction and a particular bewitchment encouraged her to strive and spend more and more time with these animals.

After obtaining a baccalaureate in Applied Arts and a further certificate in Visual Communication, she became a graphic designer and then artistic director before falling in love with a lively, clever little mare, she started drawing horses with quiet obsession. In 2004, her professional and equestrian lives seemed to merge with horses, of course, as the cornerstone.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Bénédicte Gelé is drawn equally to the animal and to the act of drawing itself. The living form, with its curves and movement, reminds her of the nude studies of her school days. The body in its simplest form, as crude as the pencil stroke, the artist’s basic technique, grey or black, pure and powerful.

“I do not paint for the myth or legend of the animal, or for its strength, even though I respect all of that. Above all, I paint the physical, the sensual, a wave of primal emotion that the body provokes. I could have chosen a man or a woman, but horses have a cruder, more animal quality to their posture than human beings who tend to intellectualize too much. Horses have a powerful, captivating presence, with their natural solidity.

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  • Benedicte Gele

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Benedicte loves horse, to read (on horses) and drink green tea… most of all, she loves her artistic job

  • Guess

    Muse

    Guess loves carotts, green grass and to play with Benedicte… most of all she takes a big part of Benedicte's art without knowing it!

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Last updated on Apr 22, 2016
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Every art work is shipped to you professionally packed with a tracking number, an insurance and with protective packaging material and wrapped in cardboard or rolled safely in a sturdy tub.
Shipping prices includes shipping, packaging supplies and an insurance (except goodies and postcards).

Package Reception

Although it rarely happens, you have to be carefull about the receipt of the packages: When receiving your parcel, and before signing the receipt, make sure that your order has not damaged (open the parcel if needed). Because once signed, shipping insurance is no longer valid and I could not refund or send you another order.

Custom and personalized orders

I make paintings or drawings on commission like portraits or special desires. Don't hesitate to contact me to explain your wish or project :)