Françoise Nielly grew up in the South of France with an architect father. Her eye for color is so unique I instantly fell in love with her style. In my own sketches, I find that eyes are very important. If the subjects eyes apear dead and lifeless, the artwork can often seem pointless to me. Nielly's subjects eyes show not only the subjects soul, but also the artists soul. These paintings convey so much emotion, yet they also are filled with mystery.