Artist
Bertrand Girard Nice, France

Bertrand Girard remembers painting as a child, and eventually turned his passion into a profession. Each piece he creates is a way for him to express his feelings. Many of his works depict landscapes and scenes from Paris, but these vignettes serve as a way to capture a mood, not just a place.

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    About The Artist

    Bertrand Girard remembers painting as a child, and eventually turned his passion into a profession. Each piece he creates is a way for him to express his feelings. Many of his works depict landscapes and scenes from Paris, but these vignettes serve as a way to capture a mood, not just a place.

    Artist Statement

    I am a French artist, working in the south of France. I use a mixed technique, and oil painting. I started to paint at the age of 8. I find my inspiration in different areas: you can see on my site that my painting can be inspired by industrial landscape (shipyard and ship construction) but my last works are inspired by Parisian atmosphere: Paris roofs, Paris cafe, Paris gardens and famous and unknown Paris places.
    I was influenced by French school (expressionism) , Pierre Soulage, Edouard Hopper influenced my approach in painting.
    My mother brought me at the age of 8 to the famous Ecole de Versailles. Later my passion for painting led me to the Paris. Ecole des Arts Décoratifs.

    Artist Background

    École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
    Master of Fine Arts, 1977

    Ecole des Beaux Arts de Versailles

    Bachelor of Arts, 1974

    Hear What Collectors Say About Bertrand's Work

    Bertrand Girard 5/13/2019 | 5:01 AM

    Bonjour Dee, excusez moi de m'exprimer en français, c'est plus simple pour moi, oui j'ai peint ce tableau en m'inspirant d'une façade d'un restaurant parisien se situant à l'angle de la rue saint André des Arts et de la rue des Grands Augustins, par contre la scène intérieure est imaginaire ce qui m'intéressait c'était de jouer avec la lumière jaune du restaurant en opposition avec la nuit tombante dans la rue, j'ai voulu également une composition assez géométrique et contemporaine pour ce tableau je suis très fière honoré qu'il soit en votre possession Bertrand Girard

    commentsBistro
    D Thomas purchased this artwork. 1/13/2019 | 4:36 PM

    Thank you. Merci for the beautiful artwork. I love the bistro scene. I wonder if this cafe is in Paris? I would like to visit it someday. Warm regards, Dee Thomas

    R Keil 11/3/2018 | 8:32 PM

    As a writer I hope to take my readers to a new place, explore a new experience, explain a new perspective. With each of our three Girard paintings (Morning Coffee) we have our breakfast at a stand-up Parisian bar, (Leaving Under the Rain) we watch a friend leaving us to wonder if that was her last visit and now (The Cat on the Roof) we explore the roofs of Paris from the perspective of a curious cat. All are wonderful views.

    commentsThe Neighbor
    M Johnson purchased this artwork. 6/11/2018 | 8:03 AM

    "The Neighbor" is an inviting and intriguing piece. Wondering where this encounter will lead.

    commentsDeparture
    M Johnson purchased this artwork. 6/11/2018 | 7:59 AM

    Bertrand, I love "Departure" and many of your pictures where it's rainy outside!

    commentsLuxembourg Garden
    D Thomas purchased this artwork. 1/15/2017 | 10:54 PM

    Thank you so much for your beautiful artwork! I love the winter scene and can't wait to visit Luxembourg Garden in the future. I look forward to seeing your new artwork.

    Bertrand Girard 1/18/2015 | 1:40 PM

    Dear friends I am participating in "Open of artistes 2015" in a Monaco gallery, l'Entrepot. Your vote is very important to me to be selected in this competition. Please, vote for my artwork, number 46 on the site: https://www.lentrepot-monaco.com All the explanations are provided in English on this site. Thank you in advance. And best regards

    Bertrand Girard 1/4/2015 | 3:36 PM

    New year comes with new pictures , which provide you with happiness and hope for a better future

    commentsLe Petit Blanc Sec
    M Saucedo 7/10/2014 | 11:17 PM

    great!

    commentsMorning Coffee
    R Keil purchased this artwork. 6/15/2014 | 10:18 AM

    You can smell the strong coffee and pastry. Concern and respect for privacy from the server is captured by Girard, who is probably sketching at a table unnoticed...

    commentsLeaving under the Rain
    R Keil purchased this artwork. 6/15/2014 | 10:11 AM

    Girard puts you in the moment feeling the dampness and the loss of a friend

    Bertrand Girard 5/27/2014 | 7:14 AM

    Bonjour from France

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