Born in Venezuela, daughter of Czech emigrants.
First ten years of childhood spent in South America before moving to Europe, Switzerland and then Germany.
Then came a move to Scotland in the 1980s and enrolment at Edinburgh College of Art (BA Hons Painting)
Winning a traveling scholarship Madeleine visited the traditional papermaking village in Kurotani in Japan, where the washi papermaking technique has remained unchanged for 800 years.
Today her work has two distinct strands: Drawing and painting and Papermaking.
In painting, landscape is her chosen subject matter.
Madeleine’s 35 year painting career has included many solo exhibitions in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Venezuela. She was also invited to international symposiums in the US and Azores.
Her work is included in public collections: City of Edinburgh Council. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas. Jonh Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. International Maritime Organisation, London and ArtUK (UCL collection)
Feeling the love
We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.
Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.