Francoise Rochat

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Born in Paris, in an artist and doctor family. She began painting with oil at the age of only three.


 


She is a student and spiritual follower of Othon Friez at La Grande Chaumière in Paris.


Her first exhibit was very appreciated in Rambouillet when she was seventeen years old. She exhibits in Paris, Biarritz, Quiberon, New-York, Los Angeles, Montréal, Houston, Mexico.


 


She works with all mediums : oil, acrylic, water colors, dry and fatty pastels, charcoal, engraving; egg distemper, encaustic, collages, etc…. on all supports, nothing resists to her brushes: melamine covered, metals, wood, linoleum, plastic, leather, fabric, folding screen…..in Italy, she works with frescos.


 


She decorates theaters, apartments, furniture, stores, restaurants, hospitals, courtyards… some prototypes of posters, diplomas….


 


Since thirty years, she is a fine arts teacher in the first Rural Center in France (ranked for its activities and for the number of its members).


 


Regular painting participant in libraries, media libraries, youth club centers (among other things in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, according to the season: inside or outside Paris) with the aim for the children to find in the books the support for their pictorial creation by questioning the librarians.


 


Foreman of many collective frescos created in the street or in shopping arcades (Auchan Maurepas), Plaisir, Strasbourg 1992, Agora (6 meters per 2 meters), playground, individuals, public and private schools, the SAN of Saint Quentin, Conference Centre, ‘Telethon’, ‘Handisport’, childhood festival: parietal art, ‘Saint Martin de France’ Pontoise, Mother’s, Father’s and grandmother’s days, Christmas, Easter, ‘Saint Valentin’, Halloween, ‘Nouvel an gaulois’, for the handicapped people and their dignity. In the street, ‘Journée du patrimoine’, village fairs, various organizations etc … She can make paint simultaneously 10 frescos, also in network via internet.


 


Hundreds of students: the youngest 6 months, the oldest 90 years.


Artistic adviser of the ‘Plume d’Oie’ association which ‘gives desire for making and helps to make’, and morally supports people in difficulty in order to facilitate their social rehabilitation.


 


Painting participant in ‘Tom Pouce’ – day nursary for the 6 months – 3 years old.


Works on architectural and pictorial rehabilitation projects concerning ‘districts without soul’ as an ‘architecture doctor’.


Proposes various interventions in nursery and primary schools, colleges, faculties, companies… Holder of a youth and sport bronze medal.


 


Currently works on projects of collective frescos for Soeur Emmanuelle, the UNESCO, the UNICEF, the European Parliament. Motorways, blind walls, with a dressmaker of international fame, a Minister of the old people, charitable organizations, creating very spectacular events.


 


Also she proposes meetings of ‘painting-therapy’ (school difficulties, depression…).
She paints ‘medicine paintings’ (form waves, chromotherapy) made to order.

 
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