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‘ Madeleine’s work 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


APOLLO MAGAZINE 2003
"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."
Susannah Woolmer

DEUTSCH VOGUE

'Guru der Schöenheit Jickie Leray, oben vor
iheren von Madeleine Rampling gemalten porträt.'

(Beauty Guru Jickie Leray, seen here with
her portrait by Madeleine Rampling)

DEUTSCH VOGUE

GERMAN VOGUE MARCH 1995


THE ANTIQUE DEALER AND COLLECTOR'S GUIDE
"Madeleine 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."
Max Wykes-Joyce


'YOU' MAIL ON SUNDAY

"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 Madeleine’s studio. David loved the pictures, so he said, ‘Come on, why don’t 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. I’m 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 didn’t find it easy to sit .I get a bit self conscious, but Madeleine made it all incredibly easy for me. She’s a very attractive vivacious and warm person.
‘I didn’t see the picture until the fourth sitting and got quite a shock. ‘Gosh that’s 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 OCTOBER 2001

THE TRIBUNE, Nassau, Bahamas,
"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 contemporary look.
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

INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
"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"
Max Wykes-Joyce


THE GRAPHIC ARTS REVIEW
"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 Painters, London.

ELLE MAGAZINE, FRANCE
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 de l'âme… " explique l'artiste. Elle apparaît comme un véritable maître de la tradition figurative.
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