A big apologize, due to a technical issue I haven’t updated for a long time…I cannot upload anymore picture on the site. I have been in contact with them before my holiday but they coudln’t repair the issue and apparently I have to keep hanging on the phone for them …
https://www.facebook.com/rich.filatre/videos/10158943499325065/ Hi everyone, I haven’t been so present on the media recently so I decided to open my studio to viewers. You should find here a link to a live video on facebook on me completing my last commission. There should be more to come!
Hi, I am not away, I am still finishing slowly some pieces and will show them soon. I have been last year working on my home garden which is a project that I had at heart to finish since I refurbished most of the flat. Meanwhile I was still working …
Once again Seasons Greetings! Welcome to my site. Thanks for coming that far specially for those who don’t know me. It’s about 2 years now that I build this website and like many other people or businesses, the informations often are getting a bit outdated or the site is not …
So I went back during my holiday to see Mme Ledoux who hold the local food store to see if I could take a picture of the painting she bought from me in1997 as I had lost the picture she has sent me years ago..
This picture is the last I painted on the Island during my 5 months stay, and one of the best I would say…
After having the chance to spend my last 3 summers on my own on the Island and not being artistically productive, it was for me to prove myself first that I could still be a good painter or erase the word artist for my description…
Emotionally my 20th was not getting better, but thanks to the support of some locals and painting commissions I managed to pull out a few nice paintings and make a bit of money.
I made around 750£ in that period which without tax constitute quite a good average worker wage, but still even living in a tent without a rent wasn’t enough to cover those five months…not too bad….could have been a bit stronger and more organised…
Anyway with the choice to try to settle and make my life I decided again to go back home to see if I could do anything more constructive for my future which ended by me spending the two months heading to Christmas the hands in ice cold meat in a factory…I didn’t paint or draw for a time…I decided that art should be your life first, art should be in your mind ………………………………………………………………
On the steps of the impressionists..
Mon étalage de peintures. 1997
Sauzon Sept.1997- Oil 63×50
Comissioned Oil portrait on quality homemade canvas size A3 😉
Well my painting and creating is like I am wearing shackle and it’s always hard to find enough time at the moment but I am still pushing through. Like those simple watercolours…if you don’t finish it in the first 48h (or maybe a week) then you’re in too deep….;)
Quick sketch before nightime. When I started to paint back in the tent the wash just wouldn’t dry..never seen..
Study for the big oil portrait
Here we are …this is the middle of January, We’re now taking the full blow of winter and little Isla has just celebrated her 4th birthday and growing in skills, so is Gran-Ma with a few decades in advance. So may the most of us live a wonderfull and peacefull …
I have been invited by the Gravesend Branch of Barclay to hold a stall for a Christmas fair. The immediate positive that came out of it is that I spend the night framing some prints and some of my London paintings from 2002…This is quite something…
Small Exhibition of our group at the Saint Andrew Chapelle in Gravesend. For this one I produced a special piece of work. Some have asked me what statement I make of it, the same peoples who told me that I don’t have always to reveal too much of my intentions …