Brightly colored umbrellas and blankets dot the beaches of Normandy and Brittany as bathers scurry into the salty waves. Michel Margueray creates characters that seem to invite us to enjoy the brilliant sun, cool breeze and blue skies of a summer day. Long, delicate strokes and a spectrum of blue electrify the waves, lapping against ancient boats on the water.
Docks and harbors are a main theme in Margueray’s scenes. He breathes life into his land- and seacapes.
Such as an explorer constantly in quest of strong sensations, the love of the sea drags Margueray in a sea of love. The desire becomes, in a way, the compass of his quest. Desire is in the look, especially when the artist's hand caresses the soil of France and organizes a rendezvous with the canvas. His mastery of light adds an intensity and depth to his scenes, visions of Normandy, Brittany and various parts of Italy. Born in Landelles, France, in 1938, Margueray has been a member of the Artistes Francais at Paris since 1982, Salon de la Society National of Fine Arts, and the Marine Salon Paris. He is a member of the National Fine Art and a member of the Society of Bas Normand Pain.