open quoteBorn in Morocco, in the Middle Atlas, I teach the French Cultural Mission until 1961.

In 1980, I am passionate about the watercolor that touches me with its sobriety and poetry. I work relentlessly this wonderful technique which admits no retouching and I try to remove the watercolors with bravery. I throw myself headlong into this adventure. Undoubtedly, at that time, I wanted to plant my roots in a universal land, which belongs to all, that of Art.

The themes that challenge me are, the passing of time, the human faces and their mystery, the questions of always.

Self-taught, I participate in many exhibitions, teaches the art of watercolor and animates workshop in France and abroad

Lélie Abadie


  • Member of the National Army Fair,
  • Member of the Société Française de l'Aquarelle,
  • Member of the Groupe Expression de Mérignac-Bordeaux,
  • Godmother of the International Watercolor Fair of Saint Yrieix la Perche.

Main exhibitions

  • National Society of Fine Arts at the Grand Palais in Paris, 1987
  • Critical figuration at the Grand Palais in Paris, 1987
  • National Army Fair in Paris, 2000 - Grand Prize of the fair and prize of the Minister of Defense
  • Watercolor fair "Les étés de Feuillade" in Saint Laurent sur Gorre, 2005 and 2007
  • Salon Atelier d'Aquitaine - Espace Saint Rémi in Bordeaux, 2005 - Grand Prix of the show
  • Salon of Saint Pierre les Nemours "Art and Matter", 2007 - Grand Prix of the fair
  • Exhibition of the Expression group - old Saint-Vincent church in Mérignac 2005 and 2007
  • SFA National Show, Toulouse, 2007
  • International Watercolor Exhibition of Saint Yrieix la Perche, from 2005 to 2010
  • Salon of Independent Artists of Basse-Normandie 2009 - Guest of Honor
  • "Articim" - Séméac, Meeting at the Summit of Painting and Sculpture 2009

Recent exhibitions

  • Museum of Pau, 2001
    • Church of St. Francis Xavier, Cormontreuil-Reims, 2004
  • Lourdes Convention Center, 2006
    • Several Pombal exhibitions in Biscarrosse
  • Museum of Watercolor in Llança - Spain 2009


  • Artists of the Year 2000, Fus-Art editions
  • Watercolors 1st collection 1998 edition, reprinted in 2000 and 2005
  • Carnet of Tunisia, edition 2003
  • Book of Andalusia, edition 2003
  • Watercolors 2nd collection 2008 edition