Artist Bertrand Girard paints Parisian scenes purely from his imagination. His impressionistic cityscapes give a sense of nostalgia for everyday life in France. "Motivated by nostalgia, I began to paint imaginary people in cafes, restaurants, Parisian atmospheres or entirely imaginary interior scenes," says Bertrand. At the age of 8, Bertrand’s parents sat him with an easel in front of the Palace of Versailles so he could get used to painting around tourists. Since then, painting from life or imagination is a technique he continues to master. He dedicates a lot of his artistic skill to his motivating parents.
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About The Artist
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.
École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
Master of Fine Arts, 1977
Ecole des Beaux Arts de VersaillesBachelor of Arts, 1974