Fleur Spolidor
San Carlos, California

Fleur Spolidor, a San Francisco based artist, creates both digital and acrylic paintings that set Alice, from Alice in Wonderland, against the backdrop of contemporary San Francisco. The nostalgic widely known figure becomes entwined in the local history, politics, and current events. A fictionalized and surreal extension of Fleur herself, Alice enacts the realities faced by residents of any modern metropolis. While her paintings are representational and topical, the elements of adventure book whimsy and indelible childhood associations offer a lasting personal connection. She reflects her own French background through distinct Parisian delicate humor and traces of the 19th century French political cartoonist, Honoré Daumier.

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Alice and the Bubble

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 4 oz.


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This painting is a reflection on the crazy real estate market we have in San Francisco, and how hard it is to find the perfect house for our loved ones. Like in the Story "Alice in Wonderland", Alice grew too big into the beautiful victorian house. But honestly, with the market being what it is nowadays, if there was a giant in the house you want to buy, you would still buy it and deal with the giant later, she could even become your new french au pair. 

To create my work, I first layer papers of all sorts, newspaper, wrapping paper, silk paper, patterns paper etc. In between layers I print with, or leave in all types of materials, both recycled and found, like plastics, papers, and metals. Waste that would take years to break down and disappear in a landfill.  I like to leave a lot of different textures of the canvas, from  rough to fine, even smooth, but more often coarse and uneven.

When the texturing step is nearly complete but still wet I add the background colors by layering them. I spray, flick, drop, imprint, paint the colors on top of each other, going from opaque to transparent. While the work is drying, the colors find their place and settle in. Colors and textures embrace each other and make one. This first part of the work is completely abstract and very liberating.

When it’s dried I start working on the figurative part of the work. In my works I bring Alice, who is pictured in San Francisco, into different situations, all linked to our lives in a busy world.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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