Celebrated its tenth anniversary by organising a large exhibition at the Conservatoire Régional de Reims from 11 to 25 September 2015.
Dedicated to the work of 3 artists: Keiko Tanabe from Japan and two Belgian artists, Odette Feller and Roland Palmaerts. The exhibition was a resounding success.
Roland Palmaerts, Honorary President of ARE marked the association’s tenth anniversary on the day of the preview by painting a “watercolour to music”, to improvised music played by two musicians from the Conservatoire de Musique.
Roland Palmaerts is a true ambassador for his art, world famous for his participation in prestigious exhibitions. Not so long ago he celebrated his 60th birthday in Arches (88) with a marathon paint-in that entered the Guinness Book of Records. He painted watercolours non-stop for 60 hours on 60 metres of ARCHES® Aquarelle paper using the famous Duo Pam’Arts, 3 new paintbrushes he designed himself.
With works shown in some twenty galleries around the world, a great teacher of his discipline, Roland Palmaerts has hosted over 100 television programmes and published 4 instructional DVD in 4 languages.
Born in Kyoto in Japan, this self-taught artist began her international career in 2005. Renowned the world over for her talent, she has participated in numerous exhibitions in Europe, especially in France, Italy and Spain.
She has published several books worldwide and offers painting courses and workshops as well as participating as a judge in many watercolour exhibitions. She took advantage of the Reims exhibition preview to give a public demonstration of watercolour painting.
2014, a prolific year for Keiko Tanabe: 18 exhibitions, 20 painting courses and a book of 100 watercolours of San Diego county in California, where she has lived for 20 years.
Odette Feller, a Belgian artist who paints without drawing. She prefers to exercise her talent in a totally free style, constantly searching for new effects with colours, nuances and shapes, all enriched by her technique and mastery of water and paint and an expression full of joy.