Françoise Nielly’s massive, colorful portraits are without no doubt fantastic in my eyes. Wow… Amazing…. her paintings with vivid colours on large canvases (some are 78 x 25 inches – 195 x 62 centimeters) are done from black-and-white photos, wich shows her ability to interpret light, shadow, hue and tone by applying strong colours and sharp strokes. Françoise Nielly was born in Marseille, brought up near Cannes and Saint-Tropez, and now lives in Paris. (via The Coolhunter)