Françoise de Felice is of Italian descent through her father. She was born in Paris and spent her first 20 years there. As a young girl, she was introduced to graphic art by her grandmother, who had attended an advertising workshop during the time of Fernand Leger and the Chat Noir cabaret. Concurrently, she studied at the Sorbonne and audited the school of Beaux-Arts.
Françoise’s first work was impressionist in style, until 1982. Then she left France and settled in Sicily. She was no longer satisfied with the French impressionism style. She developed her personality off the beaten track and created her unique signature. She began to sketch the splendor of Sicilian baroque and the light of the island, in fluid shapes and fine but precise lines.
Her style was born of randomness and will. She turned her painting into an introspective story, as a way of self-analysis. After many trips back and forth between the Mediterranean and France, she settled near Paris in and from her studio, organized a series of international exhibitions in places such as Caracas Padua, Rome, London, Paris, and Geneva.