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The extraordinary Mr Hockney – a “must see” Paris exhibition

I’ve recently become almost addicted to my iPad. The iPod Touch I had before buying it has now become my wife’s indispensable vade mecum.

One of David Hockney's iPad paintings in his Paris exhibition

While we have both found many uses for these stylish and versatile gadgets, the ever-innovative 73-year-old Yorkshire artist, David Hockney has turned his iPad into a handy, portable, go-anywhere studio, with which, without paint, brushes or canvas to lug about, he can work anywhere. Even in bed, apparently, where the idea first came to him.

His exhibition of recent work created on his iPad, now on at the Pierre Berge -Yves St. Laurent Foundation in Paris, is, he reckons, unique, in that all the works were e-mailed to the gallery. Click on this link to the gallery for more information, a view of some of the pictures, and a video interview with Hockney showing how he creates these pictures

For another account of the story click on this link.

The exhibition is on until the end of January

    Art Exhibition at St Georges – more details

    It was unfortunate that the weather was windy and rather cool on Sunday when we paid a visit to La Chapelle de St Georges near Hesdin.

    Entering the show by way of a well-restored private roadside chapel adjoining a house which provided a splendid venue, we were greeted warmly and colourfully by David Maiden’s oil paintings.

    Jeannete Todd's Raku wall plaques

    The wind made for rather uncomfortable viewing of the outdoor exhibits, and ceramic wall plaques by Jeannette Todd had to be removed from their hanging places and displayed, instead, lying flat on the concrete floor of an outbuilding, in case they blew down and shattered.  There was no doubt we lost the opportunity to see this exhibit at its best.

    Nik Meergan’s large garden sculptures, on the other hand, lost nothing of their monumental quality in the rather dramatic weather.  His swirling organic creations stood firm while the wind howled through their metal Continue reading “Art Exhibition at St Georges – more details” »

    Don’t miss this! – 5 artists exhibit work at St Georges

    Chantal Cox présente

    les œuvres de

    Sally Elizabeth – joaillerie
    Hilary Garner – aquarelles
    David Maiden – peintures
    Nik Meergans – sculptures
    Jeanette Todd – céramiques

    Exposition visible du 29 août au 5 septembre 2010 10h à 13h, 15h à 19h

    The venue is 75 rue Principale, Saint Georges, 62770

    All 5 artists are British, and two of them – Nik Meergans and Jeanette Todd –  are permanently based in France.  The work on show covers a range of skills and visions, from huge garden sculptures to ceramics, paintings, watercolours and jewellery.

    Frogsiders hopes to be able to publish more news and photos very soon.

    Last chance to see….

    There’s still time to catch the exhibition of paintings by three highly accomplished British artists at 119, Rue Pierre Ledent, Montreuil.  The “Trois Visions” show is on until Friday, June 18

    One of the James Buchanan Johnston paintings in the show

    The exhibition, which includes paintings of many local Pas De Calais scenes, has been a topic of much discussion and praise on social network sites and has also received enthusiastic reviews in the press, including this one from the Journal de Montreuil.

  1. Local Artists exhibit at Montreuil

    You are invited to an exclusive preview of the “Trois Visions” exhibition, featuring the work of 3 locally based British artists.

    Friday June 11 from 18h00 to 19h30

    119 rue Pierre Ledent,Montreuil-sur-Mer

    The exhibition is open from the June 12 to June 18, 2010 between 15h00 and 18h00 each day, or by appointment: 03 21 05 73 55


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