Saturday, April 9, 2011

Paul Dumestre

Name: Paul Dumestre
URL: http://p.dumestre.pagesperso-orange.fr/
Bio: Paul Dumestre was born in 1974 in Périgueux, France. He started his professional career as a chemist, converted to IT and has been employed therein since 2001. For fifteen years he has been painting still lifes, at first in oils, but since 2005 in pastel. He has taken workshops with master pastellists Lionel Asselineau and Chris (Serrurier). His landscapes are based on the mountains of the Bigorre, but with more than a nod to fantastical composition.
Paul Dumestre has been showing his work since 2001. His pastels will be included in the Société des Pastellistes de France at Feytiat this July (I have already given notice of thsi exhibition) and also at St Aulaye in the Dordogne from the 13th to the 28th August (Salon Pastel en Perigord).
Paul Dumestre naquit en 1974 à Périgueux. Il a fait des études de chimie mais il s’est reconverti depuis quelques années dans l'informatique. Peintre amateur depuis une quinzaine d'années, son domaine de prédilection est la nature morte réaliste. A l'origine, il travaillait essentiellement à la peinture à l'huile, mais depuis quelques années, il utilise beaucoup le pastel sec. Aujourd'hui  il réserve  l'huile au trompe-l'oeil. Parallèlement, il réalise donc au pastel des natures mortes plus classiques ainsi que quelques paysages (de montagne principalement, traités sous une approche un peu fantastique).
Medium: Pastel, oil.
Subjects: Landscape; Still Life; Figurative.
Style: Realistic.
Navigation: Website is in French. Main menu remains on top.
Gallery: Natures Mortes (Still Life); Figures; Paysages (Landscapes); Divers & Fantasy (Tolkien casts a long shadow).
Image View: Each gallery consists of thumbnails that open in a Flash viewer when clicked. Download is not possible. The galleries are grouped per medium, over a numbner of pages – all the oils paintings are together, likewise the pastels. Pont Brisé is 40 x 30 cms.
Blog/Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No.

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