Born in Fougères, Brittany, Patrice has been passionate about pastel for thirty years,
following his meeting with Bernard Victoire, pastellist, with whom he will work for
some time. This technique will become for him a major art.
Patrice lives and works today in Berry. His training as a landscape designer led him
to present the sincerity of a true emotion with simplicity in front nature.
Pastel is the medium that gives him the most satisfaction.
It is inspired by landscapes, rivers, old stones and the sea. Difficult for him to resist
the seduction exerted by the matt velvety of such a rendering, the liveliness of the
colors relayed by the extreme finesse of this powder : pastel.
Outside of work in his workshop, he aims to transmit his technique through
internships, at home and in Brittany, and to organize meetings between pastellists.
Patrice also teaches in Blois, Cour Cheverny, Aubigny-sur-Nère, Voisin-le-Bretonneux
and in Montignac (Pastels Girault).
Since 2011, Patrice has taken the presidency of the “International Pastel Show in
Brittany”. He is also a contributor to the magazines: "Pratique des arts" and "Plaisir de peindre".
Exhibitions and distinctions
2019 St Brisson sur Loire Exhibition (45)
Exhibition Tourist Office of Fougères (35) Pastel Fair in Brittany - Fougères (35)
Exhibition Gallery Girault Montignac (24) Exhibition Plum trees in Sologne (41)
Exhibition St Florent sur Cher (18) - City Prize
2018 Pastel fair Grand Sud Villepinte (11)
Pastel fair in Périgord - St Aulaye (24)
Exhibition Aspas Pintores - Oviedo (Spain)
2017 Exhibition Galerie Girault Montignac (24)
Pastel fair in Yvellines - Le Chesnay (78)
Pastel fair in Brittany - Fougères (35)
Personal exhibition in Nohant, pays de Georges Sand (36)
Pastel Fair in Burgundy - Gevrey-Chambertin (21)
2016 Exhibition "The palette of the World" in Vierzon (18) - Public price
Pastel Fair Côte d'Opale - Boulogne sur mer (62)
Pastel Fair in Périgord - St Aulaye (24)
Pastel Fair en Bourgogne - Gevrey-Chambertin (21)
Souesmes exhibition (41) - Guest of honor
2015 Pastel show in Brittany - Fougères (35)
Pastel show in Burgundy - Gevrey-Chambertin (21)
2014 Lunery artistic meetings (18) - Public price
2012 Pastel Fair Pastela’Lyon (69)
Pastel living Arts Savonnières (37) - Pastel price
2008 City St Maur (36) - City price
2006 Pastel fair in Brittany - Fougères (35) - Technic price
2005 Ecole de la Loire à Blois (41) - Gold medal, category pastel
2004 Pastel Art Fair in France - Yvetot (76) - City price
Pastel Fair in Périgueux (24) - Pastel price
2003 Pastel Fair in St Amand de Mauron (18) - Honor price
2002 European Artistic Merit Silver Medal