This is one of three posts concerning the Belleville artists from whom either Sherard or I, — in this case both — actually purchased something this year.
As I mentioned in my overview of the Belleville Open Studios, a small work by each artist is offered in the AAB gallery for 45 euros, if you are the first to speak for it. We got there early on the first afternoon to give us more choice. Sherard bought a small oil painting by Clem Letrusko shown in my earlier post, but a little oil painting by Franck Gaulier came in a close second. After seeing the full display of Gaulier’s work Sherard decided he wanted the small Gaulier painting after all, and fortunately it was still available. I also liked Gaulier’s work and decided to buy another small painting directly from him. Here’s the one I bought:
Here are some other works in his display:
Many of his paintings have a slightly surreal aspect, like the following piece(s). I respect this facet of his work but it isn’t my personal style.