Expositions de Fabienne Quinsac


Fabienne Quinsac
informal painting









Acrylic paintings - Planets and hellfires

Marine Constructions

Planets & Hellfires

Red & Black

Black Series


Grey & Red

Days of Snow

The Aprons




Pinks masts - watercolor - marine art

Terrestrial Architectures

Marine Art



tar paintings

The Remnants

Colored Tar

Bubbling Blues



French painter Fabienne Quinsac's curiosity cabinet

Curiosity cabinet

How a painting evolves










Perspective spatiale, de Fabienne Quinsac (salon Slao 2207)

Fuite spatiale / Expansion (Space Escape / Expansion) was first showed at the annual exhibition of the Literary and Artistic Society of Orléans in 2007 (private collection)




COLLISION, triptyque de Fabienne Quinsac - peinture contemporaine

In 2007, the triptych Collision was awarded the Thelem Painting Prize at the 100th annual exhibition of the Artistes Orléanais.



Fabienne Quinsac took part in dozens of exhibitions, mostly in the French Région Centre Val-de-Loire, where she could go (and have a drink!) with her friends and local colleagues. But she always refused faraway exhibitions and even proposals from galleries in Paris, which represented for her the worst side of art business.


From the early 1990's to 2013, Fabienne was either the guest of honour or held personal exhibitions almost twenty times, from L'école buissonière (Truancy, 1922, château de l'Etang, Saran), to Architectures terrestres et marines (Terrestrial and Marine Architectures, Saint-Jean-de-Braye, 1998), Eaux sauvages (Wild Waters, Olivet, 2007), Le feu et l'eau (Fire and Ice, Beaugency, 2008).


The very first exhibition she took part in was in 1962 in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, and the very last was as the guest of honour of Peintres de printemps (Painters in Spring), in Châtillon-sur-Loire, in 2013.


Le Feu et l'eau (Fire and Ice), an exhibition by Fabienne Quinsac and ceramist Zainab Nourbay, took place at the Saint-Etienne Chrurch, in Beaugency, in 2008.


Fabienne Quinsac received several awards, among which the Watercolor Prize at Artistes dans la rue (Artists in the Street Festival), in Dijon, in 1996 and 1998; the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal, in Issoudun, in 2005, for Roches et eau (Rocks and Water); the Grand Prize for mixed technique at the Lions Club exhibition in Bourges, in 2005; the Thelem Painting Prize at the 100th annual exhibition of the Artistes Orléanais, in 2007; the General Council Prize, in Olivet, in 2009...


Fabienne Quinsac's paintings were shown in almost twenty exhibitions since 2013, among which Regards croisés (Intersecting Views) in 2014, in Saint-Ay (the small town along the Loire River, where Fabienne had been living for 23 years), with sculptures by her friends Val Carr and Claire Boris; at the Arpeca Spatium gallery in Sainte-Agnès (a mountain village with a view on the sea in Southern France, just next to the Italian border, where Fabienne had got married and where she used to come back every year); and the posthumous tribute exhibition held in 2018 in Grimaud.


Grimaud - a tribute to Fabienne Quinsac exhibition