Consuelo Child-Villiers was born in 1953 in the UK to an English Father and Italian/Spanish Mother.
Consuelo lived between the UK and Italy throughout her childhood. Her Father moved to Jersey C.I. when Consuelo was a child . She was educated in the U.K. and spent holidays in Jersey and Italy.
Consuelo trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence Italy, where she studied sculpture. After spending a year travelling through India she returned to the Accademia and studied painting, followed by a year studying Modern Art at Forte studios in Florence.
Consuelo studied History of Art at Christies Fine Arts in London.
Her work has been acquired by various private collectors throughout Europe and the US and by corporations such as Debeers. Consuelo has exhibited her work extensively in London, New York, Italy and the South of France.
After twelve years in the South of France Consuelo now lives and works in London.
‘’…..bold line creates a strong geometry of often unlikely juxtapositions, the effect is to produce a powerful design element which both reinforces and constrains the content.
Thus, though she chooses to investigate a magical dream-like world, there is nothing mellow or whimsical in Consuelo’s style.”
…..a vividness of colour, including dreams of a planetary sky, nature in all her luxuriance, feminine sensuousness and creature wilderness.
Then, with unexpected references to the mythological, an attraction for masks, for flora and movement, one is in the company of Matisse and up on the wings of Chagall.
Consuelo Child-Villiers returns to Mayfair this month ….with paintings which inhabit a magical world of mystery and imagination….fantasy animals, mysterious masked figures and fluid shapes recalling the Viennese Secessionists…there’s a hint of the Renaissance in the rich ,vivid colours and decorative detail of clothing and fabrics…