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Born in Quiberon/France near the Atlantic ocean
I have won many prices but the diplom I'm very proud of : I got it when I was 5 in the nursery school
Member of the Taylor Foundation.
Silver medal "Académie Arts Sciences et Lettres " in Paris
resigned from teaching at the end of my studies to go on painting as a professional painter.
Then I studied one year in an artschool in Nice and went as an au-pair in Cologne/Germany where I studied in a private art school.
1971/75 Hoch Schule für Bildene Kunst (Art school) West Berlin,
poems Illustrations and various salons (Cologne, Berlin), I sold my paintings in the street Kurfürstendam in Berlin.
1976 - Back to Quiberon, I paint and sell in my own studio : the Galerie ART+
***FRANCE : Pontivy, Redon Concarneau, Sainte Maxime, Lorient, Redon, Saint Malo, Billiers, Nantes, Thouaré, Vannes, Gavres, Lorient, Arzal, Pluvigner
***SAOUDIA ARABIA : Djeddah
***USA : Pittsburgh/Pensylvania, Saint Louis/Missouri
***GERMANY : Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Kempten, Barmstedt-Hambourg, Pinneberg, Hambourg
*** JAPON : Mieken
Group Exhibitions - Art fairs
***FRANCE : Belle-Île, Marseille (prix d'excellence), Vannes, Plescob, Treflean, Bizoles, Toulon (silver medal) Paris (3ème prix salon artistes de France), Arles (prix d'excellence), Cannes (Diplôme d'honneur), Riom, Deauville (grande finale), Lorient, Nice, Carquefou , Nantes, Landivisiau December 1999 Salon de l'Assemblée Nationale à Paris, UNDER THE PRESIDENCY OF Mrs Fabius
*** GERMANY : Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Kempten
*** USA : Dallas, New York (silver medal)
*** BELGIA : Brussel
Since 1987 permanently in Quiberon, Pinneberg(Hamburg)
I like switching from one painting technique to another. I use water- colour for my outdoor sketches. I draw with crayons, pastels
and paint small oils as preparation for bigger works. I work a lot on those last works, larger oil colours or big watercolour drawings and you can see I am very figurative.
I live near the ocean where I was born and the sea influences all my work. See www.franzainal.com