Welcome on the site Passion China Painting and Patchwork

China Painting

Hello,

I am very happy to meet you on my site. If you wish, you can visit directly the galleries "Porcelain" or "Patchwork" by clicking on signs above. You can also spend a few moments with me by reading the following text.

As far back as I can recall, I have always enjoyed drawing and painting. I still remember vividly the first box of twenty-four “Caran d’Ache” crayons that my father gave me when I was a little girl. I kept and used them a long time. The box remains still, although not the all-too-often-sharpened pencils.

Years later, I tried out pastels, then Indian ink, then dry pastels and finally oil paint. I have always delighted in my attempts to convey, through colour and the use of many different supports, my responses to the beauty of things.

Porcelain painting is the conclusion of my “quest” for that sense of delight.

Quilting is another passion born from my inability to stay still without making something. I had already tried my hand at sewing, needlework, knitting…

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Before venturing into the “art” of painting on porcelain, I had spent the most time practising oil painting. Here are my two favourite oil paintings:

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This site is a gift from my beloved husband. He has always encouraged me to follow my passions, and his both affectionate and material support has allowed me to fulfil my desires and needs in those “artistic” fields. Many thanks to him.

I dedicate this site to my parents, who have both displayed genuine “artists’ temperaments”, in music and painting. Even if they never could follow that path themselves, I certainly owe them a great deal in that respect.

This site is also in the memory of my late grandfather, Gilbert Frémy, a painter and musician who passed away around forty years ago, leaving few actual memories but beautiful wood paintings, gorgeous watercolours, and maybe some of his gift.

My grandfather’s watercolours, and his brilliant painting of Adam and Eve:

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I also dedicate this site, for the future, to my three magnificent granddaughters: Naomie and Amandine, the sisters (born in 1998 and 2002, my daughter’s), Vãea and her little brother Ténoha (born in Tahiti on 2004 and 2006(to my son))who simply lives too far away. All four are my most radiant rays of sunshine. I hope, among other things, that they can understand and most of all find within their lives all the wonderful enjoyment that can be experienced from working with one’s hands.

Lucy DeclumeAnd thank YOU for having taken some of your time for this moment with me. I wish you all the best things in the world.

Thanks for your visit. A bientôt, perhaps.

Lucy Frémy-Declume.