Olivier Mesle alias VIL
Olivier was born in Paris in december 1968.
he started drawing and painting as a teenager and continued his passion although he never had any formal tuition in the arts.
His second passion, that of sailing, then took over and enabled him to travel the world, opening his eyes to its beauty and diversity.
His sketchbook and camera were with him at all times...
After 17 years skippering and racing various classic and modern sailing yachts around the world, he decided to spend more time ashore after becoming a happy daddy.
Olivier had more time, more inspiration and more room for his passion for the arts and decide to paint full time at the beginning of 2005 while living in Menorca with his family on their converted fishing boat.
Olivier is a versatile contemporary artist working and experimenting with various mediums: oils, digital and computer art derived from his own phootgraphs, hessian and wood...
His work covers many different themes such as portraits, nudes, marine art, contemporary styles, abstracts...
His brilliant play with color, line light and form make his art both exceptional and engaging.
the full range of his work is also visible on his website: www.art-vil.com