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Affiche Sanary 2022

Poets springtime in Sanary-sur-mer

American Art Awards 2017

5 of my paintings won prizes in the 2017 American Art Awards

won 2nd Prize in
American Art Awards 2016
among 4 of my paintings awarded in the
"Human Figure, Watercolor" category


Portrait demo
published in
Pratique des Arts N°130
"Spécial Rentrée 2016"

Au sommaire de l'Art de l'Aquarelle n° 18

Article published in the magazine
"l'Art de l'Aquarelle" N°18
september 2013

(in French)

Con Grazia

Article published in the French Canadian magazine "l'Aquarelliste"
June 2013

(in French)

Aquarelle Sommaire Article Pratique des Arts N 109

Article published in the magazine "Pratique des Arts" n° 109
March 29 - May 31 2013

(in French)

Encontro de Santa Cruz, the group

Images from Encontro Internacional de Aguarela de Santa Cruz 2010

Portrait Demo, Le Haillan 2009

Portrait Demonstration
Salon du Haillan 2009




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Current / upcoming shows & Events

 O As part of "Printemps des poètes 2022", a new "Correspondances" exhibition presenting a dialogue between Ernest B. Dauzat poems and my paintings took place in the Jacques Duhamel media library of Sanary-sur-mer from March 8 to 26 2022.
 In parallel to the show, Ernest and myself ran writing and drawing/painting cross-workshops for both adults and school children. Several dramatizations werre given in tne schools and in the media library to share the resulting writings and paintings.

 O Saint Egrève 3nd Regional Watercolor Show
May 12 to 22 2022, Château Borel, 36 avenue Général de Gaulle. Saint Egrève.

->  O 87th Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais Salon, November 12 to 28 2022, Espace Berthelot, 14 avenue Berthelot à Lyon.

->  O Represented by  Vigneault Art Gallery, 535 B Rue Notre-Dame, Repentigny, Québec, CANADA

This page will be updated as new events are confirmed and more detailed information is available on planned events.
Do not hesitate to check regularly

Recent shows & awards

 O French Watercolor Society national show in Sanary sur Mer
Espace Saint Nazaire - Rue Joseph Courrau (tel : 04 94 74 21 24), May 21  to June13 2021.

 O Saint Egrève 2nd Regional Watercolor Show
May 27 to June 6 2021, Château Borel, 36 avenue Général de Gaulle. Saint Egrève.

 O Salon de Peinture du Sappey en Chartreuse, July 10 to 25 2021.

2020  O 6th Meeting of "Dauphiné Montagnards Painters",  organised by the Alpine & Mountaineering Clubs comitee for Drôme region, Valence, Sa&lle des Clercs, January 20 to February 02. 2020.

 O The 2th Regional Watercolor Salon, Saint Egrève has been rescheduled to 2021 due to Covid19.

 O 31th Salon of Sappey en Chartreuse, July 7 to 26, cancelled due to Covid19, together with the plain air painting workshop scheduled July Thursday 16 and Friday 17 and replaced by an Art Fair, "Marché de l'Art au Sappey", July 19 from 10am to 6pm

O With "Artistes en Grésivaudan", September 2 to 24,  Espace Paul Jargot in Crolles
Where roads take us...

O The 85th Salon of "Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais", Espace Berthelot, Lyon 7e
did not take place due to Covid and was replaced by an on line show on the association's website.

 O  2019 Autumn Signatures Show of the Institute of Figurative Art (IAF),
Pierre-Boucher Museum, Trois Rivières, Québec, Canada,September
22 to November 10

 O 84th Salon of "Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais"
"Espace Berthelot", Lyon
, November 9 - 25

  O Azur and Paper show with SFA, Sanary sur Mer
September 14 - 13 October 13

 O Montagnard Painters meeting in Gresse-en-Vercors,
"Salle du Grand Veymont", July 20 - 26

 O A new "Correspondances" show presenting a dialogue between poems and paintings was held in Fontaine at the "Médiathèque Paul Eluard" near Grenoble from March 20 to June 30.
As part of this project, on saturdays May 4, 11 and 18, Ernest Bois and myself
conducted joint workshops of writing and drawing/painting in three Fontaine landmark sites.

 O Joint show of French Waterolor Society (SFA) and France Pastellists
    "Espace Art & Liberté", Charenton le Pont, March 14 - April 3

 O 5th Meeting of Dauphiné Montagnard Painters,
organised by the local chapter of "Clubs Alpins et de Montagne",
Salle des Clercs" in Valence January 19 - February

2018  O Exposition "Signatures IAF 2018 show" of Institut des Arts Figuratifs
L'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs, Alma - Lac Saint Jean, Québec,  October 19 - Decembre 2

 O 83th Salon of "Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais" ,Lyon,  November 10 -25  

O Exposition des Artistes Plasticiens du Grésivaudan, "Maison des Arts" Montbonnot,  November 3 - 11

 O  30th "Salon de peinture", Le Sappey en Chartreuse, July 13 - 29

 O Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor - Société Française de l'Aquarelle joint exhibition, Helson Gallery / Georgetown, Toronto, Ontario, June 6 - July 7

 O Société Française de l'Aquarelle National Show, Espace d'art contemporain des anciennes écuries des ardoisières, 49800 Trélazé, March 23 - April 8

  O Poet Ernest B. Dauzat invited me to participate in the project Correspondances, setting up  a dialogue between poetry and painting :

    ->  As part of "Printemps des Poètes" 2018 a dramatization took place Thursday March 8 in the restaurant "Le Quart d'Heure Indien", Echiroles, where the corresponding paintings were displayed

    ->  A dramatization was also given March 16 in the Séez médiathèque together with a show of 20 of my paintings on the theme of water from March 13 to April 28

2017  O Third Méjannes-le-Clap Watercolor Festival june 10-18, 2017, Méjannes le Clap, Gard.
During this show, I conducted a 2 days workshop "Painting People in Watercolor"

O AINTRIO Painting & Sculpture Show , Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes (Ain), August 12 to September 02, 2017.

O Amancy Artistic Show (Haute-Savoie), October 6 to 8, 2017.

 O 82nd Salon of Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais November 10 to 27, 2017, Espace Berthelot , 14 avenue Berthelot, Lyon.

L'Ile Barbe

Other selected past events

PDA International Portfolio

  International Portfolio, "Pratique des Arts" magazine,
    special issue on Watercolor, December 2010

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Souvenirs d'Annecy  O Itinera Alpina Editions published the book
    Souvenirs d'Annecy - Ecrivains et peintres,
which display two of my watercolors.

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Livre Aquarelle
 O  In the superb book "Aquarelle et Aquarellistes",  Annie Chemin,
French Watercolor Society (S.F.A.) former President,
presents an overview of contemporary watercolor in France.

This book is out of print

More previous shows & awards

2016   O Watercolor painting  in the Caribbean with the Art Cruise "Croisière des Arts" - 20th anniversary edition, January 2016.

 O Biennial show of the "Greuze - Cottave" Atelier, Grenoble, April 28 to May 22, 2016

 O Second  Watercolor Festival of Méjannes le Clap, Gard, France, June 4 to 12, 2016

 O "Rencontres Artistiques du Val d'Anglin", 36370 Bélâbre, France, October 1 to 9, 2016

 O WATERCOLOR INTERNATIONAL III, Biennial Watercolor Exhibition in Thessaloniki, Greece,
      October 5 to 21, 2016

 O 81th Salon of the Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais, Espace Berthelot, Lyon
November 11 to 28, 2016

 O 19th ECWS Exhibit (European Confederation of Watercolor Societies), Avignon November 17 to Decembrer 11, 2016
Organized by the French Watercolor Society (Société Française de l'Aquarelle)

2015  O Solo show, Château de La Condamine, 38700 Corenc, France (September 24 to October 11)

 O 80th Salon of the Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais, Espace Berthelot, Lyon (Novembre 7 - 23)

 O  Solo show, Bollène Tourist Bureau, Place Reynaud de la Gardette, 84500 Bollène.
(June 5 to 30).
On this occasion a few paintings by Florence Forns, my great-aunt, will also be displayed. She was a founder of Bollène's salon and of Li Cardelina association, both well known in Bollène and around.
 O Institut des Arts Figuratifs "Coloré de Nature" show, Marius Barbeau Museum
     Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Québec                    (November 16, 2014 to April 12, 2015)

 O Invited Artist "Société des Amis des Arts de Grenoble" salon
      Old fine arts museum, Grenoble                                                                  (April 01 to 12)

2014  O Société Française de l'Aquarelle "L'Art de l'Eau" show, Lavardens Castle,  Lavardens (32360).

 O "Atelier Greuze Cottave" show, Grenoble

 O "Le Printemps de l'art" Show & Landscape Demo (May 17), salle des fêtes, Eybens (38).

 O Rochemaure Aquarelle Biennial show, Joviac Castle, Rochemaure (07)+ Portrait Demo July 12

O Watercolor International II", Art Gallery of the Society for Macedonian Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece. (see also the article about this show on IAF website)

 O 79th Salon of the Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais, Espace Berthelot, Lyon.

 O 61th Salon de Noël de Bollène (Vaucluse), Bollène City Hall.

2013  O  64th Salon d'Hiver of the Société Artistique du Cantal with the Société Française de l'Aquarelle,

 O 42th "Salon de Peinture et de Sculpture des Amis des Arts de Voiron"

 O "Salon de l'Aquarelle du Haillan", forum des associations, Le Haillan  (Gironde)

 O Solo Show, Hotel de Maleville, Sarlat-la-Canéda

 O 25th "Salon de Peinture du Sappey", Le Sappey en Chartreuse
O Guest Artist at the Champlain "Symposium À Marée Haute", Québec, Canada

 O Société Française de l'Aquarelle Show in Saint Florent le Vieil

O 78th Salon of the Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais, Espace Berthelot, Lyon

 O Société Française de l'Aquarelle Biennial Show,  Charenton-le-Pont

 O 41th "Salon de Peinture et de Sculpture des Amis des Arts de Voiron", Voiron (Isère).

 O Invited Artist,17th Cultural Edition, Arthémonay (Drôme).

 O Biennial Exhibition of the Greuze-Cottave Atelier, 1 rue Greuze, Grenoble

 O 27th "Salon de Peinture et de Sculpture de Moûtiers" (Savoie) on the theme of music,
    Exhibition  Hall of  the old Archbishop's Palace, June 17 to August 11.

 O "Salon de Chamonix Arts Plastiques",Chamonix (Haute Savoie).

 O Encontro Internacional de Aguarela de Caldas da Rainha , August 1 to 12, Portugal.

 O "Exposition de Peintures et de Sculptures", Archbishop's Palace Royal Lounge,
(Savoie), Septembre 1 to 29

 O Exhibition of Société Française de l'Aquarelle, Chamalières (Puy de Dôme),

 O Exposition "Watercolor International",   Myro Arts Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece,

 O 77th "Salon de la Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais",  Espace Berthelot, 14, avenue Berthelot - Lyon.

 O Contemporary Watermedia Exhibition, Vafopuleion Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.

 O Société Française de l'Aquarelle show, Aurillac (Cantal), Les Ecuries.

2011    O 40th "Salon de Peinture et de Sculpture des Amis des Arts de Voiron"

 O 21ème International Watercolor Show, Uckange 

 O "Salon de l'Aquarelle du Haillan"

 O VIIth National Exhibition of Société Française de l'Aquarelle "l'Art de l'Eau"
                         Abbaye Mauriste, Saint Florent le Vieil (Maine et Loire)

 O Art in the streets,  Chamonix, july 3

 O "Salon de Chamonix Arts Plastiques", Foyer de ski de fond, Chamonix

 O XVth "Festival des Aquarellistes" , Bagnols en Beaujolais
 O 77th Salon of "Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais"

 O 2th Biennial of Société Française de l'Aquarelle, Charenton-le-Pont

2010  Gilles Durand (Watercolors) et Jean-François Hugues (Sculptures, Paintings)
   Montrigaud Cultural Center, Seyssins (Isere)

  Invited Artist, "Salon des  artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs de Vif" (Isere)

  "Société Française de l'Aquarelle" National Show - Espace Villeneuve Bargemon, Marseille
  Show at Atelier Greuze-Cottave, Grenoble

  "Encontro Internacional de Aguarela de Sant Cruz"
   Torres Vedras - Santa Cruz, Portugal

  "Salon de Chamonix Arts Plastiques", Chamonix

  Invited to "Salon de la Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais" - Espace Berthelot, LYON

  "Salon des Peintres Rhônalpins" (Rhone - Alpes Painters Show) - Espace Bonlieu, Annecy

"Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l'Eau", Art en Capital - GRAND PALAIS des Champs- Elysees, Paris

2009 O Invited to "Salon de la Societe des Aquarellistes Lyonnais" LYON

 "Exposition Nationnale de la Societe Française de l'Aquarelle" CHARENTON-le-PONT 94

"Salon de Chamonix Arts Plastiques" Chamonix (Haute Savoie)

"5th Salon International de l’Aquarelle de Saint Yrieix la Perche" (Haute-Vienne)

 "L'Eté des Peintres de Montagne" Notre Dame de Bellecombe (Savoie)

 Symposium International Jean-Paul Lapointe Chicoutimi, Quebec (Canada)

"Salon de l'Aquarelle de Belgique" Arsenal,  Namur

 "Printemps de l'Aquarelle" (Watercolor Springtime Show) Saint Cyr sur Mer (Var) 

"Exposition Aquarelles"  Espace Pictur'halles Morestel (Isere)

"Salon de l'Aquarelle du Haillan" (Le Haillan Watercolor Show), Bordeaux- Le Haillan (Gironde)

 Annual Show of  Société des Amis des Arts de Grenoble

Villa du Rozat, Group exhibition Saint Ismier (Isere)

 L'Hivernal de Lyon, Regional Art Association Winter Show - Palais Municipal,, Quai de Bondy, Lyon

2008 O Invited to the "Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais"  (Lyon Watercolor Society) Show      

French Watercolor Society (S.F.A.) National Show, Chamalières, Puy-de-Dome                

Solo Show, Maternity Ward of Bourgoin-Jallieu Hospital, Isere

O "Salon Eau en Couleur" (Watercolor Show) Galerie de Chartreuse, Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse  

O "Chamonix Arts Plastiques" (Chamonix Art Society Show), Haute-Savoie                            

O "Salon des Peintres de Montagne" (Mountain Painters Show) Champagny-en-Vanoise       

O "Salon de l'Aquarelle de Rochemaure" (Rochemaure Watercolor Show), Ardeche                                 

OShow at Gallery Le Clos de la Coterie, St Laurent d'Aigouze, Bouches-du-Rhone                                    

OSolo Show, Chateau de la Condamine - Corenc, Isere                                                                                         
O "L'Hivernal de Lyon" (Lyon Winter Show), Rhone                                                                              

2007 O French Watercolor Society (S.F.A.) National Show, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne

O S.F.A. Regional Show, Cucuron, Vaucluse

O "Biennale de l'Aquarelle de Brioude" (Biennial Watercolor Show) Brioude, Haute-Loire

O"Salon des Peintres de la Montagne", Champagny-en-Vanoise, Savoie

O Show at Galerie Bagnorea, Annecy, Haute-Savoie

O Conseil Général Award, " Salon des Amis des Arts de Voiron" (Voiron Art Society Show), Isere

O "Salon L'Hivernal de Lyon", Rhone

2006 O First Prize, Watercolor Category, "Salon de Bourgoin-Jallieu" (Bourgoin-Jallieu Show), Isere

O Bronze Medal, Watercolor-Drawing-Pastel Category  "Salon de Décines" (Décines Show), Rhone

O Invited Artist, 20th Anniversary, "Salon des Peintres de la Montagne" Champagny-en-Vanoise, Savoie

O  "Les Estivales" (Summer Show) Morestel, Isere

O Office de Tourisme Award, PleinAir Painting Competition Uriage, Isere

O Conseil Général Award, "Salon des Amis des Arts de Grenoble" (Grenoble Art Society Show), Isere

O Second Prize, Watercolor and Drawing Category, "Salon de St Etienne de St Geoirs", Isère

2005 O Invited Artist,  "Salon des Peintres de la Montagne" Champagny-en-Vanoise, Savoie

O "Printemps des Aquarellistes", (Watercolor Springtime Show) Morestel, Isere

O Firt Prize, Watercolor Category, "Salon de Bourgoin-Jallieu", Isere

2004 O First Solo Show,  L'Eclat de Verre - Grenoble, Isere

2001 O First Group Show, "Salon des Peintres de la Montagne" Champagny-en-Vanoise (Savoie)

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