Join us as we welcome Carol Gillot at a gallery opening and reception for her beautiful watercolor paintings and for some champagne and macarons.
About the artist:
New York City based watercolor artist Carol Gillott travels to Paris 3 -4 times a year to soak up inspiration and shoot thousands of photos to paint from.
Her Alliance Française exhibit, Paris Façades, will feature her charming paintings of Parisien boulangeries and pâtisseries.
"Paris is a grey city: overcast skies, grey cobbled streets, grey Haussmannien buildings. The dominance of grey acts as the perfect foil for a small proportion of brilliant color in the shop fronts. Grey makes color sings.
For me, the heart and soul of Paris is revealed at street level by its shop façades. There's just as much glamour and mystery in the quotidien boulangerie or fruitier as the grand Michelin restaurant."
It is this bright contrast that makes Paris the perfect subject for Carol Gillot and her delightful watercolors of everyday Parisian scenes, from les boulangeries to les lèche-vitrines.
Gillott's art career ranges from designing shoes in Italy and Spain, fashion in Hong Kong, India; writing/illustrating travel books on European flea markets and Mediterranean souks,creating wine promotion artwork for Champagne Mumm, Campari,Winebow, Meadowood and painting chef portraits including Jacque Pepin and Paul Bocuse. Gillott has a BFA from U. of Penn and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She was inhouse photographer at The James Beard Foundation for seven years and has eaten everything under the sun including rattlesnake chips. But blogging for www.Parisbreakfast.com provides the best of all worlds - instant recognition for her artwork from a world-wide audience and the chance to dream up Parisien fantasies five days a week.