Auriol is a self- taught artist with the support of books, DVD’s and experience. She has developed a passion for colour and detail, beginning with watercolours, which she believes will always be her first love, but she wanted to try other mediums as well. So far, she has come to enjoy doing pen and wash drawings and currently she is experimenting with acrylics which have the wide scope she needs to satisfy her curiosity search for challenge. Auriol senses there will be no ending to the experience. The subjects that she focuses on, mainly range from landscapes and waterscapes to buildings within busy scenes and classic cars. She concentrates on colour, tone and most of all interest in the form of surprise or curiosity.
Auriol’s paintings are mainly set in Kent, a county where she was born and presently lives. However, she particularly likes the scenery in Hampshire and Dorset and frequently strays over the Kent border into Sussex. Boats and water scenes appeal and she frequently feels a pull to the River Medway which flows through Kent into the estuary by the Isle of Sheppey. Its journey through pretty villages, country towns and ancient sites provide much inspiration for an artist. In accepting a challenge Auriol was once required to paint a classic car and after that painted several. For some reason she has yet to paint her own classic car!