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Artist: Andre Mehu|
My name is Andre MEHU, I'm French an live in Lorient city which set in Brittany.
I'm a self-taught artist in watercolor.
1989-2003 : For fourteen years I painted watercolor as a hobby, then I stopped for five years.
August 2008: I took again brushes and colors and since this time I've been painting intensively.
November 2008: I created my transparent watercolor web site www.andremehu-aquarelles.com (PageRank = 3) .
May 2009: French Red Cross chose five Watercolors of mine to edit them in postal cards
August 2009: The trigger: Workshop with spanish artist Dolores Bolanos .
She studied fine art with great spanish painter Josep Martinez Lozano (1923-2006) from Llanca.
He created the Fondation Martinez Lozano the first watercolor museum in Europe.
This workshop with Dolores was a revelation. She introduced me to the par ticularities of watercolor.
She said us watercolor is to play with water and pigments.
With her I have released my imagination, my creativity, and have learnt to take risk and to practice with confidence.
She taught us to work alla prima. With her I understand that watercolor is not only to paint with water.
March 2010: Three watercolors of mine was selected for the exhibition :
"Premier Salon des Artistes Amateurs de la Ville de Quimperle"
It was the first time I exhibited my work.
June 2010: Participation to the third exhibititon "Nouveaux Talents d'Artistes" in Queven city.
The watercolor "Koi fishes and waterlilies win the award "Prize of Queven city" (Prix de la Ville de Queven)
July 2010: Exhibition: salon "ARTGAVR'2010" at the city of Gavres (Brittany,France).
New Award: "Fisrt Prize of Painting" ("Premier Prix de Peinture").
Some of my works are in private and public collections.
In addition I read a lot of art books to complete my knoledges in fine art and especially in watercolor.
I particuliary refer to US artists Frank Webb, William "Skip" Lawrence and of course Charles Reid, which I think I bought all his books.
I refer too to spanish artists Dolores Bolanos, Manel Plana and Martinez Lozano.