About The Artist|
Marie-Louise Brulatour Mills, started drawing at 8 years old when she presented a drawing of Hopalong Cassady to her parents in her native Manhattan home. Her interest in horses culminated in being number three in America in A.H.S.A. high score awards, and her art peaked in receiving the Prix de Petrarque in Paris. Her love of history, Medieval in particular, is the cornerstone of her new works, as she weaves historical themes as Frederick II, Stupor Mundi, or Venice and the Islamic World into her web of Memory and Illusion. "In my work I want to show the essence of the event, of the person, often by depicting specific events carved from memory and illusion. We are multi-layered, which gives depth, richness and color to our lives and those of others past and present. As we gain in present experience, we consider the past events. Historic fact like our own personal history requires reflection often introspection". While her richly layered often illusionary backdrops for her historic figures are intense and cerebral in historic content her watercolors are the immediate reaction to an event, animal or scene, which when seen together reflect the two aspects of the brain, left and right. "Memory and Illusion are the materials used to create our own personally hand printed interior fabric. It is the weaving of the horizonal warp thread,memory, into the vertical weft of illusion that construct the cloth, but it is the spiritual aspirations that give the rich color and textures".
1977 Sussex College - Ph.D
1968 Texas A & I University - M.S.
1967 New York University - B.S.
1964 Parsons School of Design
1961 Marymount School
2006 Kulturzeitung 80 Achtzig, Graz, Austria
2000-1986 VISNEWS TV specials, Freelance Correspondent
1986 EUROPEAN TRAVEL & LIFE, Freelance Correspondent
1986-1984 INTERNATIONAL COURIER, Arts & Leisure Editor
1985-1977 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Feature correspondent: Arts Fashion Equestrian
1985-1981 HARPER'S BAZAAR EN ESPAGNOL, European Fashion Editor
1983-1981 ROME DAILY AMERICAN, Fashion and Beauty Editor
1981-1977 INTERNATIONAL DAILY NEWS, Fashion Correspondent
DAILY PALM BEACHER, European Fashion Correspondent
1971-1968 BONWIT TELLER, Boston, Fashion Director, illustrator, writer
1971-1969 METRO MAGAZINE, PHOENIX, BOSTON MAGAZINE
BOSTON GUIDE BOOK, Freelance Correspondent
1964 BEE PICAYUNE, Beeville, Texas, writing and illustrating weekly column “Behind The Seams”
1978 Best Foreign Writer Award, CSIO Rome International Horse Show
1978-1964 Recorded Judge in Hunter and Jumper Division for the American Horse Show Association
1961 Third in A.H.S.A. High Standing Awards, U.S.A.
1960 Third in A.H.S.A High Standing Awards for U.S.A
2011 Collective show at Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, Scotland
2010 Collective show at Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, Scotland
2010 Art Contemporains de St. Jean Cap Ferrat, Academie des Beaux Arts de Provence Cote D'Azur, France
2008 Concilio Europeo Dell Arte, Venice, Italy
2008 Teamo, Venice, Italy
2008 Ca Maria Adele, Venice, Italy
2008 Foire de Nice “Espace Art”, France
2008 La Mairie de Versailles, France
2007 Chateau Fontaine-Henry, Normandy, France
2007 La Mairie du 17eme Arrondissement, Paris
2007 Academie Des Beaux Arts de Provence Cote D'Azur
Deuxième Prix du Salon des Artistes Contemporains
de Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat
2005 Phoenix 369 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2004 Serendipity Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
2003 French Heritage Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
2002 St. Preux, Beausoleil, France
1999 Borgo Buggiano, Tuscany, Italy
1999 Montecatini Terme Tamerici, Tuscany, Italy
1999 Arts Club, Honor Award, Dover Street, London
1998 Arts Club, Annual Exhibit, Dover Street, London
Wally Findlay Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
First National Bank of Palm Beach, Florida
1977 Arts Club, Dover Street, London
1975 James Hunt Barker Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Winner Colombus Award, Permanent collection
Museum of Science, Chicago, Illinois
Gallerie Picasso, Sardinia, Italy
Gallerie Trittico, Rome, Italy
Winner “Prix de Petrarque”, Paris
1968 Texas State Citation for mixed media “Flag I”
South Texas Art Association Award “Flag Series”
In the collection of:
Mrs Maria Bianchini, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mme. Monique Chipault-Longfier, Paris
Mme. Betty Calder Laptev, Monaco
Signore Matteo Corvino, Venezia
Princess Maria Pia de Savoia, Paris
Prince Michel de Bourbon Parme, Paris
The Late Lars Erickson, Stockholm, Sweden
The Four Arts Society, Palm Beach, Fla. U.S.A.
Mr. Esmond Harmesworth, London, Boston, Mass. U.S.A.
Maestro Eric Hull, Malta
Il Pellicano Hotel, Porto Ercole, Italia
Lady Joan Innes, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mr. Gary Lind, Palm Beach, Fla. U.S.A.
Father Joseph Mullan, Dublin, Eire
Mme. Joelle Pachero, Paris, Roquebrune Village, France
Mr. Harry Charles Mills Scio, Roma, Italia
Mrs Jane Scovell, New York
The Late Mrs Rachael Staveley, London
Mrs Beth Werwaiss, New York
Marilee and Richard Wehman, Chicago, Palm Beach. U.S.A.
Barbara Blossom, Warren, Rhode Island. U.S.A.
Millie Wolff, St Louis, Missouri U.S.A.
Alessio & Nicola Campa, Venice, Italy
Malcolm Gray, Palm Beach, Fla. U.S.A.
Franz Keller, Hannover, Germany
Lotsie Holt, St Louis, Missouri, Palm Beach, Fla. U.S.A.
Gitte Lindsay Paulsen, San Gimignano, Italy
Bridget Harrison, Cumbria, Scottish Border
Joelle and Carlos Pacheco, Paris
Alexia Kostas Leuschen, New York, Montana, U.S.A.
Kathy Lusher, Seattle, Wash. U.S.A.
Mrs Marilyn Harrison, Edinburgh, UK / Monaco
Madame Monique Chilpault-Lonafier, Paris, France
Madame and Monsieur Jean Plante, Caen, France
Mrs Gitta Lindsey-Pailsen, Ulignano, Italy / Copenhagen, Denmark
Kenneth Neame, London / Marbella, Spain
Mrs Maria Bianchini, Edinburgh, Scotland
Esmond Harmsworth, London, UK / Boston and Newport Rhode Island, USA
Filippo Guerini-Maraldi, London, UK
Marie-Louise Brulatour Mills 2012