My first permanent painting exhibition in Paris area

For the last four years since I moved to France I have been able to develop my artistic side and pursue this dream of mine to be recognized as a painter or artist. We are in our work day-by-day-by-day and we forget that there are important things to us. Things that once made us smile and imagine ourselves excelling in that particular area. I am grateful for the people who encouraged me to do what I love. Also I am super excited to announce my participation in my first permanent painting exhibition in Paris area.

My real first painting exhibition

If you’ve been my reader for a while, you may already know that roughly one year ago I have attended my first painting exhibition in Paris area.

The previous exhibition was my first real-world encounter with other artists through an exhibition. But it lasted only for the weekend. On Friday I had hung my paintings and attended the Vernissage, and on Sunday we were cleaning the exhibition hall while saying our goodbyes to each other.

 

My first permanent painting exhibition

This year things were a little different. During the whole scholar year I attended evening classes at the Plastic Arts Conservatory in my town. I have worked on several pieces, some very childish, others quite complex.

I must confess that people tend to like more than myself my artworks. The minute I finish them I enjoy the result, but from minute two I start hating it. The more I stare at it, the more mistakes I notice.

 

The art teacher made an announcement during a class that he’d be selecting 2-5 of our artworks (my colleagues’ and mine) for the permanent exhibition in the City hall.

 

The chosen artworks for the painting exhibition

As I had to separate from my babies (my painting) for a period of 3 months, I had to chose the ones I considered my best among this year’s work. It was a tough choice, because I really like to put the best ones on my living room wall. Another criteria was that my paintings would hang on the City hall’s walls for 3 months, so many people will see them.

Considering this, I only proposed these two:

Attending the Vernissage of the painting exhibition

Two weeks ago the exhibition opened its gates. On Friday we have attended the Vernissage where we, the painters, were excitedly presenting our works to our friends and family.

I took Plushy with me at the opening.

 


 

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5 thoughts on “My first permanent painting exhibition in Paris area”

  1. This sounds like a such a fun and neat place to see. I’d love to see your art. I’ll have to keep this in mind if I ever make a Paris trip!
    XO-Lisse

  2. You and Plushy have to be the most excited and proud of this accomplishment. I can’t even draw a stick figure, so I’m always in awe of great art!

    1. Haha, thanks, Patrice!
      Definitely very excited and hoping for the best for the future. I’m trying to find a way to do this for a living.
      And you may not be good at drawing stick men, but you sure do have an eye for beauty and an artistic side, as your photos and blog are beautiful.

  3. Wow congratulations!! This is so exciting, and I absolutely love your “travels of Plushy” photos =)=) I feel the same way about my writing as you do your artwork…I am so happy once it’s done and I love it, but then when I read it again my words start sounding funny and I want to change it again!! I think that just means that we are dedicated and that we care about our art, right? Thanks for sharing your successes!! I’m excited for you!

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