French artist Christian Jequel uses a painting knife to create bright, colorful paintings that depict beautiful scenes of nature – a departure from what most of us are probably used to seeing. Each of his vibrant pieces are full of movement and celebrate the fact that we live on such a beautiful planet.
“I was born with a gift,” Jequel says. “I became an autodidact (self-taught) when I realized no one else could teach me because I had my own style. The funny thing is, I am now asked to give lessons in spatula painting to art students.”
Jequel says his pictures are painted 80 percent from memory and the rest from photos he takes for research. He says that he is a “witness” of his time and his pictures will one day be a record of how life was lived in many of the coastal towns and villages in Southern France.