Jean-Jacques Marchal loves the North Coast. This area has stimulated this artist to produce colourful abstracts like Serie Meditation (right) and intricate drawings that reflect his loving eye for local detail like in Lismore, Keen Street (above).
Born and raised in France, Jean-Jacques developed his skills on the European continent before arriving in Australia nearly 20 years ago where he has continued to exhibit and follow his artistic impulses in a variety of media.
I like violent contrasts, says Jean-Jacques. My passion for forms and colour radiation controls me. Ah, the passion of the French.
The above works are from Jean-Jacques exhibition currently hanging at Henrys Bakery in Lismore. It is part of the Caf Latte project by Lismore Regional Gallery where selected cafs exhibit local artists work. And there are plenty of brilliant artists in this area.
Jean-Jacques Marchals exhibition runs until April 16.