Critique                                                                                                              Critisism
 
Il est de la peinture comme de bien autres choses : certains artistes mesurent leur effort, modèlent petit à petit leur talent, optent avec circonspection vers des voies diverses, tandis que d'autres exultent, dynamisent, foncent dès leurs premiers coups de pinceau.
Muriel Monfort fait plutôt partie de cette seconde catégorie, vus les résultats encourageants de ses oeuvres actuelles encore peu éloignées de débuts solidement décisifs. Autodidacte, Muriel Monfort possède la chance, le bonheur véritable de détenir un talent inné de dessinatrice qui l'a fait progresser à pas de géant au fil de ses oeuvres. Curieuse, observatrice, elle recherche la vie dans le reflet urbain, les marchés, les terrasses, et captivée par l'atmosphère elle a su sagement ne pas suivre le chemin de l'impressionnisme, mais plutôt cultiver avec brio un réalisme aux couleurs vitales et contrastées, aux intéressantes perspectives animées de personnages suggérés mais pétillants de vie. Au fil de salons et d'expositions régionales, depuis quelques années, Muriel Monfort a créé la curiosité, puis la conviction grâce à ses compositions nettes, épurées, d'un charme lumineux, aux instantanés habilement analysés, dont on retrouve la concision dans ses nus graciles et ses visages traités au pastel, tandis que des fruits gorgés de lumière complètent un talent pétri d'émotion en profondeur et affirment et prouvent désormais la valeur d'un caractère créatif et audacieux, dont l'évolution et l'expérience ne peuvent qu'attester une notoriété certaine.

André RUELLAN, critique d'art
http://www.art-culture-france.com/

Painting is like with many other things: certain artists moderate their efforts, shaping their talent little by little, and with circumspection opt for various paths, while others are exultant, dynamic, and dive in right from their very first brushstrokes. Muriel Monfort falls rather more in the second category, given the encouraging results of her current works that are still not far off from her solidly decisive beginnings.
A self-taught artist, Muriel Monfort has the luck, the genuine joy of being innately talented as a drawer, which has helped her to make giant strides in her works. Curious and observative, she seeks life in the urban reflection, such as markets and terraces. Captivated by the atmosphere, she has judiciously avoided going down the impressionist road, and instead brilliantly crafts a realism with vibrant and contrasting colours. Attractive perspectives are brought to life with evocations of characters that nevertheless sparkle with life.Muriel Monfort has the luck, the genuine joy of being innately talented as a drawer, which has helped her to make giant strides in her works. Curious and observative, she seeks life in the urban reflection, such as markets and terraces. Captivated by the atmosphere, she has judiciously avoided going down the impressionist road, and instead brilliantly crafts a realism with vibrant and contrasting colours. Attractive perspectives are brought to life with evocations of characters that nevertheless sparkle with life.At various Salons and regional exhibitions the past few years, Muriel Monfort has aroused curiosity, and then won over art-lovers thanks to her clear-cut, uncluttered, compositions with their luminous charm and skillfully analyzed snapshots. This conciseness can also be seen in her slender nudes and faces drawn in pastel, while fruit bursting with light completes her work that is full of deep emotion. The value of her creative and daring temperament is hereafter confirmed and proved; evolution and experience can only propel her to certain renown.

André RUELLAN, art criticnings.