D. Frély studied at Fine Arts in Lyon (France) before attending the University of Modern Art in Paris. In her paintings, D. Frély tells us about the Provence, the sea, the snow, bunches of flower and sometimes about some very stylized characters like musicians, a clown, a young girl.
D. Frély thinks exclusively in her workshop. We understand quickly that behind her landscapes of snow or autumn, her agitated seas in front of the softness of the evenings of Provence or, on the contrary, the coloured exuberance of her bunches of flowers, contrasting with the transparency of glass, the atmosphere which the artist wants to reveal is her own inner one.
It is not a question of copying Nature but of expressing poetry in it. This is why the artist oscillates between abstraction and figuration.
In the snowy landscapes and with a remarkable saving of means, one feels the cold, the loneliness of the place by a subtle variation of white and grey which punctuate spots of colors here and there. The light is suggested with delicacy. The material often worked with the knife is fine and translucent.
D. Frély’s works are shown in public and private collections in France, in the United States, Japan, England, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, Lebanon as well as in Norway.