Virginie Roca lives in Villeneuve-lès-Béziers, France. She has always drawn and has taken classes and followed workshops taught by American, English, Dutch and German artists.
Roca primarily works in pastel, and her favorite subject is the female figure, which she calls, “An ode to sensuality. A representation of undeniable elegancy.” She also features works on the themes of travel and still lifes of food, especially in the settings of tea rooms and restaurants.
When asked why she chose pastel, Roca says she was seduced by the intense pigments and sensual technique and drawing with them allows her to lose herself in her work. In her subjects, she focuses on the emotions that emerge and explores all creative possibilities. Ultimately, she sees art as a spiritual practice.
Her work will be on view August 1 to 15, 2019, at Le Caveau Winery and is on view at Cultura periodically throughout the year.
Cheese, Pomegranate and Figs, pastel, 9½ x 12½"
Pumpkins, pastel, 9½ x 12½"