Over the next few months I will be populating this page with art and artists I particularly admire or who have already participated in the Art Residencies here at ArtSpace Gîtes.
A Picture Book
Pansy Boy is a picture book written and illustrated by artist Paul Harfleet. Rhyming couplets tell the story of a boy who revels in the joys of summer, exploring the flora and fauna around him. Reluctantly he returns to school where he is subjected to incessant bullying. Intelligent and bright, he is driven to create a plan to reclaim his school...
Pansy Boy is a creative extension of Paul Harfleet’s ongoing artwork, The Pansy Project. The artist has been planting pansies at the site of homophobia since 2005 and it is this revelation that ends Pansy Boy, bringing the concept into the real world. The Pansy Project has featured in many exhibitions and festivals around the world. Notably his Pansy Project Garden won a Gold Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2010. In 2015 Harfleet was the subject of a documentary commissioned by CANAL+, it went on to win several documentary film awards. His work is currently on show in Never Going Underground an exhibition that explores the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.
Available to order now on Amazon.
ArtSpace Gîtes présente actuellement des peintures d'un artiste local Marc Girard (voir blog). Les œuvres exposées dans les gîtes sont disponibles à l'achat.
www. saatchiart.com/marcfd Nature morte 22
Marc Girard artiste peintre
Essex based artist working in glass and teaching others how to make their own pieces.