“De Belles Retrouvailles”


Un groupe d'artistes du monde entier s'est réuni pour célébrer les visages anonymes du passé. De belles retrouvailles explore les charmants portraits des siècles passés inspirant la création de nouvelles œuvres d'art.

Exhibition venue: Lune Bleue, 10 Rue du vieux pond, Montmorillion, 86500.

Date: 5 – 31 Août 2023

Rencontrons l’artiste qui participe …….

Sandra Boskamp is a professional artist based in Dripping Springs, TX. With a mastery of oil as her chosen medium, Sandra weaves magic on canvas, creating portraits that are nothing short of incredible. Her artistry goes beyond the ordinary, as she skillfully intertwines portraiture with surreal elements, offering a glimpse into the intricate workings of the human mind, its relentless questioning, and the underlying anxieties that shape our existence.

Sandra’s portraits are a mesmerizing blend of abstract and realism, a signature style that sets her apart as a true visionary. Her keen ability to mix these two worlds with seamless precision leaves viewers spellbound, as they are drawn into a visual journey like no other. Each stroke of her brush unveils a depth of emotion and thought, inviting us to explore the realms of imagination and introspection.
Her work is a celebration of humanity’s complexity, and her unique approach to portraiture invites us to question, reflect, and embrace the beauty in our vulnerabilities.

Joanna Hedley is an english glass artist based in France. Through her innovative fusion of leadwork and painting on glass, Joanna has created a unique signature style that is undeniably recognisable as her own. Her glass paintings exude an endearing and whimsical charm.
Each of her creations is a ray of sunshine, radiating joy and positivity into the lives of those who behold them. Joanna’s design expertise is unparalleled, and her stained glass pieces have the power to illuminate any space they inhabit.

Uné Tarlabasi is a Lithuanian crochet artist based in Turkey.
With a crochet hook in hand, she transforms yarn into awe-inspiring crochet portraits that transcend traditional art boundaries. Her artistry goes beyond technique; it is a heartfelt expression of her soul poured into each piece. With passion and dedication, she crochets her soul out, leaving a piece of herself in every work of art she creates.

Prepare to be captivated by the unparalleled talent of Caren Dilek-karaosmanoglu, an artist whose eye for realism is nothing short of extraordinary. With a deep-rooted love for horses and an unwavering passion for art, Caren’s work seamlessly merges these two passions into a mesmerizing showcase of equine beauty.
For the past seven years, Caren has been captivating art lovers around the globe with her stunning creations, leaving an unforgettable mark on the hearts of those who encounter her work. Her artistry is not just a representation of horses; it’s an invitation to experience the undeniable bond between human and animal, a visual journey that transcends the canvas.
Caren has graciously contributed a captivating portrait to our exhibition, showcasing her versatility beyond her equine masterpieces.

Meet Rhianne Evans, the Welsh artist who fearlessly pursued her dreams of artistic expression and found her true calling in the heart of France. A graduate in photographic art, Rhianne’s creativity knew no bounds, but she yearned for something more—a hands-on approach to her craft. Embracing crochet as her new canvas, she embarked on an exhilarating journey of creating intricate portraits with yarn. With her crochet expertise as a foundation, Rhianne discovered a harmonious fusion between the worlds of crochet and painting, unlocking a whole new realm of artistic possibilities. Prepare to be thrilled as Rhianne ventures into uncharted territory, weaving her passion for both mediums and crafting an extraordinary artistic legacy that celebrates the power of following one’s heart.

Josè Dammers is a Dutch crochet artist, her crochet art is unlike anything you’ve seen before. With a keen eye for textures and colors, she creates stunning portraits that blur the line between abstract and realism, leaving you in awe of her unparalleled talent. Josè infuses her own feelings, techniques, and innovative ideas, resulting in artwork that is not only personal but also captivating and full of emotion.
Her passion for crochet is evident in every piece she creates, and her dedication to perfecting her craft makes her a true inspiration to all. Let her crochet creations ignite your imagination.

Emily Tull is an embroidery artist based in Kent, UK. Emily has been exhibiting in solo and group shows since 1998, she has shown internationally and throughout the UK.
Inspiration comes from many sources including Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, curiosity cabinets, song lyrics, Egyptian tomb painting, ripped wallpaper and the Pre-Raphaelites. The artwork covers a range of subjects based upon everyday life and mythology.
“I am striving to close the gap to what is deemed ‘craft’ and what is ‘art’.”

Introducing Nicolas Hamm, a visionary French artist born in 1966 in Metz. With a background in the Beaux Arts of Nancy, Nicolas’s artistic journey encompasses a multifaceted exploration of drawing, painting, and writing.

Beyond his artistic endeavors, Nicolas is also a literary creator, crafting unique literary works that showcase his exceptional talent.

Now residing in Montmorillon, Nicolas has created a fascinating boutique, workshop, and museum within the heart of the cité de l’Ecrit.

Prepare to be enthralled by Nicolas Hamm’s artistic brilliance, as he continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of art, history, and literature with his exceptional creations.

Meet Cecil Sison-Lane, a Filipino-British artist whose creative journey brought her to the picturesque village of La Trimouille in Southwest France after retiring from the corporate world. Embracing the French concept of “Le temps de prendre le temps” (Slow down, enjoy more), Cici rediscovered her first love – painting. With an insatiable appetite for experimentation and artistic growth, she thrives on the marriage of a wild imagination and a disciplined eye, infusing her work with a unique and indefinable charm.
Throughout her life, Cici’s artistic endeavors have spanned continents, from illustrating and window display art in America to textile and fashion design in the Philippines.
Embracing an endless learning curve, Cici’s art knows no boundaries, transcending traditions as she revels in the fulfillment of her artistic passion and the joy it brings to her soul.