Armchair by Philippe Leray

Michel d'Ornano Promenade


"It was the title "Armchairs on Stage" that gave me the idea. An image came back to me: Hitchcock, sitting on his director's chair with an umbrella, he was shooting a scene from one of his films on location, it was raining, the theme of water was found."

Philippe Leray was born in 1944 in Paris, after courses in applied arts and studies in decoration, he realizes many arrangements in the fields of the window, the stand, the decoration of apartments and the edition. Since 1965 he has devoted himself to painting and drawing.
He held his first major exhibition at the Cardo-Matignon gallery in Paris in 1968, at the same time as the painter Maï Thu. He worked only with ink and pencil until 1978. In 1970, he left Paris to settle in Normandy near Lisieux, and created a canine vacation center which made him famous in the animal field. In 1977, he was the first artist to exhibit portraits of movie stars at the American Film Festival in Deauville. In 1979, he created a line of contemporary furniture "Bois et Lumière". From 1984 to 1990, after his pastels, his exhibitions included paintings and sculptures. Women, landscapes, felines are the fields of application that he favors. In 1993, he opens his workshop "L'Art du temps" near Bayeux, gives courses, invites his friends painters to exhibit. In 1999, he returned to the Auge region and continued his workshop "L'Art du temps".
Since 2012, he exhibits every year in Cambremer (Calvados). His theme "C'est beau la vie" becomes the common thread of his future exhibitions. Inks, Pastels, Oils are the materials he combines with passion.

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