Wednesday, June 2, 2010

François Lapierre

Name: François Lapierre
Bio:François Lapierre was born on May 18, 1961 at Chateauroux. He began his career in 1985. He trained for three years in Chateauroux with Rene Pecherat. He was converted to pastels by Alain Bellanger. He received the first prize in pastels at Gargilesse in 1990, the gold medal at the 26th international Salon des Amis de Montmartre in 1991 and again the 1st prize at Gargilesse in 1992.
François Lapierre is an instinctive painter. Every stroke of pastel has its raison d'etre. A tireless hiker and "rummager", the Berry countryside is a primary source of inspiration for him. A lover of times past, he paints images that will may soon disappear: garden huts, old mills, ruins, the pleasures of fishing. Something of a perfectionist, François Lapierre is always looking for a steady improvement in his attention to detail. His painting balance color contrast with a high degree of realism. They remind us of the rustic pleasures and excitement of a Sunday outing in the country. Nostalgia, of course, but tinged with the serenity and harmony of a secret Indre.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: Landscape
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Website is in French. Main menu remains available at side.
Gallery: Galerie: Nature Morte (Still Life); Les poissons et la pêche (Fish and fishing); Cabanes (sheds); Sous bois (Undergrowth); Moulins (Mills); Paysages (Landscape); La pêche à la mouche (Fly fishing).
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in slideshow. Each image will enlarge again on a new page when clicked. Some , but not all, have an indication of the original image size. Downloads are permitted, and are among the largest images I have ever encountered. Apples is 63x58 cm, 422 KB.
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