If you are going to visit the Loire-Atlantic region of France, why not plan on visiting Jean-Yves Méraud’s art studio?
Hello and welcome!
In this online art gallery, you will find several oil and acrylic paintings as well as drawings in charcoal and sepia crayon, which have never been up for sale before — they represent a very eclectic array of my past and recent artworks.
If you are interested in commissioning my art services to draw or paint portraits of your family, your pets, your family home, or other architectural buildings, please call or email me.
If you are interested in viewing any of the works of art exhibited on this site, you can visit my studio by appointment.
Who am I … Jean-Yves Méraud, the artist
I have always had a passion for drawing and painting, but, as I grew up having been surrounded my entire youth by the warm atmosphere of the family hotel, I naturally opted for the culinary profession. This allowed me not only to have an international career in restaurants and hotels, but also to develop my creative and artistic talent.
My ‘career’ as an artist was launched in the 70s, during my stay in London, where I worked as a young commis chef in a five star hotel. Mrs Stelmachowszca, my charming Polish landlady who was also an artist, donated to me all her paint, tubes, brushes, etc. I’ll be forever grateful to her, as this was the break I really needed to encourage me.
Later transferred to a large five star hotel of Sydney, Australia, I began to develop a sugar painting technique to decorate my culinary buffets (based on pastry techniques) and painted life-size sugar portraits on cakes; one notably for the birthday cake of Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger.
After the long journey of an international career that took me from Perth to Sydney, Guam to Manila via Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore, here I am, back home in France, where I can devote myself to painting and express if I can through my artist’s eyes, the beauty of simple everyday things that are so often hidden.
If I have been very eclectic in my work so far, I am now engaged in a quest to find my own style, like a ship at sea looking for a safe harbour at the end of a long voyage.
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Jean-Yves Méraud, Artist
Le Rôti, Villepot 44110 (Loire-Atlantic region)
Phone: +33 (2) 40 28 51 97