24 November 2014: Sunset, Heckfield, Hampshire. Went to this beautiful place to paint a sunset and wasn’t disappointed. A low mist descended, which made everything feel so romantic. The downside was that it got really cold - so I was pleased to get back to my car and turn the heater on full! I altered the tree a bit when I got back to the studio - making it more impressionistic to fit in with the rest of the painting.
Philippe Charles Jacquetborn in Paris 1957 is not simply a painter of landscapes - he is a creator. Jacquet has mastered the ability to combine what is real and what is imagined. As a result, his compositions, heavily inspired by Brittany coasts and estuaries, have an element of the sublime and register deeply with the subconscious. Although he paints sparse landscapes there is something fundamentally pleasing in the surreal, idealized quality of his work.
Jacquet currently lives and works in Pantin, a suburb north of Paris, where he ran an exhibition hall. He has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout France. Notably, he won first prize at the Plastic Arts Exhibition at Melun.