Painter working in River Studios

About Fanny

Fanny Devert is a French artist residing in Footscray. She has been devoted to the creation and study of art since her early childhood. At age 22, she obtained her Bachelors Degree in art and fashion design. While working as a fashion designer, she pursued her paintings inspired by the travel souvenirs of her childhood and adolescence. During this time she began to realize the need to focus on her own work and express her own individuality through the medium she was always most focused on.

In 2011 she moved with her partner to Australia and came to the realization that it is possible to make a living out of her artwork. She started selling in markets throughout Melbourne and undertook commissioned work. She also has been successfully pursuing work in freelance design, creating graphic material for diverse businesses. Since arriving in Australia, she has continued to travel throughout her adopted country as well as Asia giving her a new depth of inspiration.

Her style reflects her sensitivity to the world around her and the emotional quality she finds in nature and its inhabitants. She endeavours to communicate the beauty of the world through the expression of her art and brings a unique and singular vision to the world through the stroke of her brush.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?

  • The really affordable rent
  • The proximity to my apartment
  • The creative work environment
  • The natural light