Consuelo Child-Villiers studied Sculpture and painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy and History of Art in London.
Consuelo’s eccentric and colourful early years were spent living between England and Italy. She studied sculpture in her first years’ training at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy, followed by three years studying painting.
In 1982 she moved to London where she studied History of Art and exhibited her work regularly for a number of years.
Travels in India, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka and a period spent latterly in the Caribbean; combine to give a fresh and contemporary approach to her timeless subject matter, itself coloured by Consuelo’s exotic Anglo/Irish and Italian/Spanish ancestry.
From acutely observed mythological references in which luxuriant androgynous forms interact with the purity of line and lithe grace of wild animals, the vivid portrayal of flora bursting into bloom, to her deep empathy with animals. All bear the unmistakable hallmark of Consuelo’s work.
A true romantic, continuously exploring her passion for mythology and mysticism; constantly fascinated by evolving contemporary arts, Consuelo now lives and works in London and continues to exhibit both in France and England.
What the press say
“… bold line creates a strong geometry of often unlikely juxtapositions, the effect is to produce a powerful design element which both reinforces and constrains the content.
Thus, though she chooses to investigate a magical dream-like world, there is nothing mellow or whimsical in Consuelo’s style.”
“…le gout des couleurs vives et une tendance a mélanger comme dans un rêve planétaire, nature luxuriante, courbes Feminines, animaux sauvages…Si on ajoute d’inattendues references mythologiques, le gout des masques, des fleurs et du mouvement, on n’est pas loin du symbolisme d’un Chagall ou des envolées d’un Matisse”
“…a vividness of colour, including dreams of a planetary sky, nature in all her luxuriance, feminine sensuousness and creature wilderness.
Then, with unexpected references to the mythological, an attraction for masks, for flora and movement, one is in the company of Matisse and up on the wings of Chagall.”
Marie-Pierre Paulicevich – Nice Matin
“Consuelo Child-Villiers returns to Mayfair this month … with paintings which inhabit a magical world of mystery and imagination….fantasy animals, mysterious masked figures and fluid shapes recalling the Viennese Secessionists..there’s a hint of the Renaissance in the rich, vivid colours and decorative detail of clothing and fabrics…”