... born in 1955, she lives and works in France. A Thousand and One Nights Bernadette POTTIEZ uses an unusual base material: artificially curved wood, as used to make barrels or ships. First, numerous base coats must be applied before the paint itself can be applied. The effect is amazing: the graceful red and blue tones blaze intensely against a warm, auburn background. Gold-coloured ornaments and arabesques emphasise the oriental impression the artist lends her works. However, the stimuli for Bernadette POTTIEZ’s works do not just come from the Arab world, but also from Black Africa and Australia.