Ines Epperson ~ Oil Painter
As an artist, Ines was fortunate enough to grow up in the south of France, in a family of writers, musicians and artists, and in the shadow of the great French Masters of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
She studied Fine Arts and Decorative Arts at the Acedemie Charpentier in Paris, where she received a strict classical education, which later proved to be a solid foundation for her present style. After years of experimentation, soul-searching and development, her realistic style has taken a looser, more spontaneous impressionistic quality. She is a colorist and lover of light. Her greatest inspirations have been Monet, Chagall, Matisse and contemporary Russian Impressionists.
Ines eventually moved to the United States, where she received a BFA in Environmental Design at California College of Arts and Crafts, combining her love of art with that of design. Marries and raising a family, she worked free-lance in the field of Design, her goal being to instill beauty as well as function into our environment, be it architectural, interior, landscaping, etc. She is now retired from a career in Church Interior Design.
Through it all, she continued to paint in various media, but she now paints almost exclusively in oils. On dark winter days she can be found in her studio, but she is most comfortable painting "en Plein Air." Over the years, her work has won many awards and can be seen in collections around the U.S., Mexico and France.