||Linen backed smaller format sailboat scene. A red and green painted sailboat leaving the port, pulling a dingy behind. Life, as depicted by whimsical French illustrator Hélène Poirié, is celebrated through simple, joyful activities and interactions – day-to-day routines at home, adventures in travels and discoveries in nature. Her use of colour is vibrant, bold yet delicate and harmonious. Her subjects' expressions are often diffused and humbled by everything that is going on around them. Her attention to details is par excellence. There is a consistent theme surrounding Hélène Poirié's art: playful innocence and eternal youthfulness, in other words, the essence of what the French call “joie de vivre” infused with a hefty perfume of nostalgia.