Francoise Menard was born in Sydney, Australia and makes her home in Paris, France. She has exhibited her artwork all over the world and will be the Artist in Residence here in Gloucester through the end of January.
“I’m working on the impossible task of talking about my painting, actually, I think the words would not help to understand it”
Artist in Residence, Françoise Ménard, will offer a workshop using a “mixed” technique taught at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. This technique reconstitutes the method developed by the Van Eyck brothers in the 13th Century, which is a process of alternation of lean glaze with fat tempera made from egg, originally replaced by cellulose glue. Madame Ménard grinds her pigments with oil herself. Tuition: $495