|Le Golf de Valbonne|
|Kon Tiki a Pampelonne|
|La Place des Arcades|
|Peche a la poutine au cros de Cagnes|
Vibrant colors; bold, dramatic brushstrokes; impasto style and swirling skies ... remind you of anyone? Yes, Van Gogh!... Well friends, these paintings are actually the work of Igor Marceau (pictured above), a living Frenchman who serendipitously fell into painting in 1994 after being bedridden from a skiing accident, as an outlet for his frustration and boredom. One day a well known contemporary artist "discovered" Igor's paintings hanging in a restaurant and insisted he continue to paint and share his talent.
Though many have remarked on the similarities to Van Gogh, Igor has admitted (based on his website's biography) that he is not influenced by any particular artist or style. The inspiration for his paintings come from his own being and his style is innately his own, combining colors that may not naturally go well together and creating in his paintings a light that comes from within...
It's been said we're all born with a creative bone or two, when and how it surfaces is unknown to us.
When I passed Igor's little atelier in the Provençal village of Valbonne, France last summer, I made an abrupt stop and am so happy I did...
Atelier Igor Marceau:
7 rue Grande
06560 Valbonne, FR