Biography

President of the "Salon of Pastel in Britanny"
President of "Pastel Art in Loire Valley"
Member of "Pastel Art in France"
Member of "Pastel in Périgord"
Collaborator of "Arts Practice" and "Pleasure of Painting"

 

Born at Fougères in Brittany, in 1955, Patrice Bourdin discovered very early painting with his father, a painter himself.

In 1993, he met Bernard Victoire, a pastellist installed at Lye in Indre, who introduced him to the pastel. They will work together for several years. His strong education as a landscape architect helps him a lot to express with simplicity, the sincerity of a true emotion in front of the nature that surrounds him.

Since that meeting, Patrice is passionately fond of this medium that has become for him a major art. It is difficult to resist the seduction of the mat veloute of such a rendering. His inspiration subjects are mainly landscapes, rivers, the sea, the old stones.

In 2000, he founded the school of pastel at Lye and teaches to more and more beginners and experienced artists. Then come the creations of schools of painting in Fougères and St Malo. He also teaches at La Rochelle, in Aubigny sur Nère at Blois, Cheverny and Issoudun.

In 2005, Patrice created the Art Association "Pastel Art in Loire Valley" in Lye, in order to organize meetings between pastellists.  This gave birth to a biennial exhibitions that attracts pastel artists from all over France.

In 2011, he took over the presidency of the Salon of Pastel in Britanny created by his father in 1995.



Awards:
2012 Pastela'Lyon's Prize.
         Pastel Living Arts Savonnières Prize (37).
2008 City St Maur Prize (36).
2006 Brittany's pastel Fougeres technique Prize.
2005 Gold Medal category Pastel - Ecole de la Loire in Blois
2004 City of Yvetot Prize, Pastel Art Fair in France.
         Pastel Prize in Périgueux
2003 Honor Award in Val d'or St Amand de Mauron (18)
2002 Silver Medal of the European Artistic Merit.
         General Council of Indre Prize.
         Pastel Prize in St Florent sur Cher.
1995 City of Perugia Bazouges Prize.
         Audience Award at Thorigné Fouillard.
         Bronze medal at the Salon du Gal Limoges.
1994 Honorary Diploma in Gargilesse
1993 Pastel Diploma Issoudun, Pastel Prize Bracieux, 1st prize pastel
         Montresor, Audience Award at Fougères.