with its bold design and emphasis on colour and gesture, is a
21st Century continuation of the Van Dyke idiom. With characteristic
bravura she rarely shies from the challenges that this tradition
expects of her
Philip Mould, Historical Portraits, London
"Admirers of the
works of Madeleine Rampling will be delighted by an exhibition
devoted to her recent paintings at Collins & Hastie. Thoughtful,
observant portraits and landscapes dominate Rampling's oeuvre,
which remains firmly within the figurative tradition."
der Schöenheit Jickie Leray, oben vor
iheren von Madeleine Rampling gemalten porträt.'
Guru Jickie Leray, seen here with
her portrait by Madeleine Rampling)
VOGUE MARCH 1995
DEALER AND COLLECTOR'S GUIDE
Rampling is a painter and pastellist of considerable power. Her
French and Italian landscapes, her cool nudes, her deeply perceptive
portraits and fine drawings are on show."
"JANE DOLLAR HAD
HER PORTRAIT DONE IN PASTELS BY MADELEINE RAMPLING.
It was spontaneous.
David and I were staying in Normandy with my sister-in-law when
we came across Madeleines studio. David loved the pictures,
so he said, Come on, why dont you get yourself painted?
It felt like Madeleine was the right person, at the right time.
So I said yes. Madeleine came over to London and we did four or
five sittings over a month. First, she came to the house, and
we decided what I was going to wear. Im an outdoorsy person
who loves horses, so I normally look like a bag lady. We found
this beaded dress, and a pearl choker and earrings. My Grandmother
and grandfather had a lot of portraits that had been passed down,
so it is something of a family tradition.
It was an adventure
into the unknown. I didnt find it easy to sit .I get a bit
self conscious, but Madeleine made it all incredibly easy for
me. Shes a very attractive vivacious and warm person.
I didnt see
the picture until the fourth sitting and got quite a shock. Gosh
thats rather nice, its me.
I do like the
painting. It is very elegant and great fun. The kids think I look
a bit thin, but they like it. And David loves it.
Mail on Sunday YOU?28
"Madeleine Rampling... Artist of taste
and surprising vision"
' A striking collection of behind scenes ballet paintings by English
artist Madeleine Rampling is the high point of a top notch exhibition
at the Lyford Cay Gallery. The subject matter and tecnique give
this dance series echoes of Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec. But Miss
Rampling's own clear sense of colour and composition give a new
Of course, Miss Rampling , who is noted for her portraits, has
included several in the show. And there is no question of her
ability to depict as well as characterize her subjects.
'Lady in a Green Hat' is one of the few pastels in the show. when
one examines the delicate colour sense and flow of these works
one wishes Miss Rampling had more of them on display.
Several of the artist's nude studies merit the same thought. They
have a flowing line and vibrant but subtle colour . "Nude
in a Pink Hat" and another seated nude were especially noteworthy.'
Karla Moore THE TRIBUNE Nassau, Bahamas, Monday March 28,1983
"An orthodox post-impressionist, Madeleine
Rampling has a splendid line in figurative Italian and French
southern landscapes replete with olive trees, pastels of nudes
and some fine pencil portraits technically first rate"
"My eyes lighted this year,
on a drawing and an oil by Madeleine Rampling. The approach is
tough and professional and craftsman-like and this is exactly
what contemporary portraiture needs to rescue it from the sickly
morass in which it now flounders."
Max Wykes-Joyce. Review
of the 75th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait
Présentation à l'Original
Gallérie des oeuvres de Madeleine Rampling, peintre et
sculpteur anglais qui excelle dans les portraits pénétrants,
les nus affranchis et les paysages remplis d'oliviers. "
Je suis fascinée par les visages. Ils m'attirent tellement
que je les psychanalyse presque à mon insu. Mon pinceau
me connaît si bien que j'ai parfois l'impression qu le psychanalyste,
c'est lui. Je commence toujours par peindre les yeux, ces fenêtres
" explique l'artiste. Elle apparaît
comme un véritable maître de la tradition figurative.