WATERCOLOR DREAMS an Art Book by JeF & Li-Ann [Unconditional Label] XTREM COLLECTION 05

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Foreword by Eleanor Fawcett I have always admired people who dive into art with all the fearless enthusiasm that comes with the purity of being an amateur, rather than a trained professional. The word amateur comes from the latin word lover ‘Amator’, so, to be an Amateur is love. To paint for love, solely out of love and enjoyment and unbound by commercial obligations or pressures which shackle the academic artist. This certainly seemed to be the case when I first saw JeF’s watercolours. After a full and successful career in a very highly esteemed profession doing confidential work (I shall say no more), he effortlessly took up painting like a fish takes to water. JeF and Li-Ann both live by the sea in Brittany and are both members of Sailing clubs. This adds a further dimension and further meaning to their paintings of boats and seascapes. 2020 - Watercolor on paper by JeF

Port scene in Brittany with its inevitable café: the Port-Tudy’s café of the pier at Groix (France). Scène de port en Bretagne, avec son inévitable café : le "café de la jetée" de Port-Tudy à Groix. Watercolor Dreams by JEF & LI-ANN

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They do not merely observe from the shore. They have plenty of first-hand, tangible experience of their subject matter. They are Amateurs, or rather ‘Amatores’; Lovers of Sailing and of Painting alike. The over-riding theme of both JeF and Li-Ann’s paintings, Breton boats and port-side scenes are like postcards. These postcards invite us to recall our holidays past, our childhoods, our memories and our nostalgia. Especially in a year where many of us have not been able to travel physically, they offer a joyous respite from our daily lives. Marine or Maritime art has rich tradition in art history especially from the 17th to the 19th century. The sea is a mysterious body that invites us to dream and look afar and beyond our present. The chosen medium of both artists, watercolour, a light and translucent medium by nature, literally offers a lighter interpretation than the dark and intense often dramatic oil paintings of ships at sea from classics such as Rembrandt or Vernet. Far from the dark and scary stormy scenes, often depicted in oil by the Dutch Masters and the like, these paintings are light, and playful, including some pop references and a few illustrative cartoon-like pieces (Laurel and Hardy musicians, The Merry Bretons by Li-Ann, and The quintessential portside café by JeF) These pieces beyond depicting boats at sea also depict port-side daily life, activity and culture, the cafe with its quotidian regulars, the traditional dress, emotional and fond farewells. As mentioned, they even include some still life again another canonical tradition of art history, but being sure to anchor it to their locality by painting produce that is emblematic of Paimpol and its agriculture. So, without further ado, nothing remains but to invite you to revel in this joyous body of works and to dream in watercolour. Ellie Fawcett

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The artists who have painted on the theme of the sea are innumerable. Some are famous. But our interest has focused on the world of the sea as seen by two amateur and anonymous watercolorists: JeF and Li-Ann. Who are they? Both members of a sailing association (The ROOF) in Paimpol in Northern Brittany, they are involved in watercolors, especially during winter periods when water activities are slowed down. For lovers of the sea endowed with a certain artistic sensibility, painting is indeed an outlet for the desire of escape and dream, thanks to the limitless possibilities of interpretation that it offers. Why watercolor? It is certainly a quick and easy implementation, but.. The technique is complex: the white pigment does not exist (it is the paper medium that is white), And it has a sometimes-unpredictable character, with random results, especially in the so-called "wet" technique. So you have to develop a real strategy before you start putting the brush on the paper... which is of great intellectual interest. The sea has an immense evocative power. It allows us to travel beyond the horizons as passengers of the great ocean Liners of the 20th Century, to imagine the great sailboats that went around the world rounding the Cape Horn, to experience the harsh fishing trips of the Paimpolais who went on fishing for cod in Iceland at the beginning of the 20th century (and often did not return!); but the sea is also, more prosaically, the fisherman and his fishing boat crammed with fishing lines and nets, the small boat stranded on the shore, the atmosphere of the ports and of course sailors’ bistros where, precisely, one can evoke the memories (preferably heroic) of sailing. Watercolor Dreams by JEF & LI-ANN

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That's why JeF and Li-Ann, like many other equally anonymous painters, put the sea at the center of their inspiration. They opened their Art portfolio cases full of welcoming watercolors that we bring you in this “Exhibition". We also slipped a few very “Paimpolish” paintings. For let's not forget, Paimpol also has a well-anchored activity (it is the case to say!) in agriculture: Cauliflowers, artichokes, and beans (the famous "cocos" of Paimpol) blithely compete with seafood. Dream well while enjoying the watercolors of JeF and Li-Ann!

PUBLISHER’S NOTE | French Version Les artistes qui ont peint sur le thème de la mer sont innombrables. Certains sont célébrissimes. Mais notre intérêt s'est porté sur le monde de la mer vu par deux aquarellistes amateurs et anonymes : JeF et Li-Ann. Qui sont-ils ? : tous deux membres d'une association de navigateurs de plaisance (sailing association "Le ROOF") à Paimpol en Bretagne Nord, ils s'adonnent à l'aquarelle, notamment pendant les périodes hivernales où les activités nautiques sont ralenties. Pour des amoureux de la mer doués d'une certaine sensibilité artistique, la peinture constitue en effet un exutoire au désir d'évasion et de rêve, grâce aux possibilités illimitées d'interprétation qu'elle offre. Pourquoi l'aquarelle ? Elle est certes d'une mise en œuvre rapide et aisée, mais…

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La technique est complexe : le pigment blanc n'existe pas (c'est le support papier qui est blanc), - Et elle présente un caractère parfois imprévisible, au résultat aléatoire, notamment dans la technique dite "humide". Il faut donc développer une véritable stratégie avant de commencer à poser le pinceau sur le papier… ce qui présente un fort intérêt intellectuel. -

La mer possède une puissance d'évocation immense. Elle permet de se transporter au-delà des horizons, de voyager comme au siècle dernier sur les grands paquebots, d'imaginer les grands voiliers qui faisaient le tour du monde en passant le cap Horn, de vivre les dures campagnes de pêche lointaine comme le faisaient les Paimpolais qui allaient pêcher la morue en Islande au début du XXème siècle et souvent ne revenaient pas ! Mais la mer c'est aussi, plus prosaïquement, le pêcheur et sa barcasse envahie par les lignes et les filets, le petit bateau échoué sur la grève, l'ambiance des ports et bien sûr des bistrots de marins où, justement, on peut y évoquer les souvenirs (de préférence héroïques) de navigation. C'est pour cela que JeF et Li-Ann, comme bien d'autres peintres amateurs tout aussi anonymes ont mis la mer au centre de leur inspiration. Ils nous ont ouvert leurs cartons à dessin pleins d'aquarelles sympathiques, et nous vous les reproduisons dans cette "exposition". On y a aussi glissé quelques tableaux très spécifiquement Paimpolais. Car ne l'oublions pas, Paimpol a aussi une activité bien "ancrée" (c'est le cas de le dire !) dans l'agriculture : Les choux-fleurs, artichauts, et haricots (les fameux "cocos" de Paimpol) concurrencent allègrement les produits de la mer. Rêvez bien en regardant les aquarelles de JeF et Li-Ann !

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Mail boat of the Maritime Couriers Company based on a vintage poster. This liner was operating between France and the Far East from the early 20th century.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Paquebot –poste de la compagnie des Messageries Maritimes, d'après une affiche d'époque. Il assurait, au début du XXème siècle, la liaison avec l'Extrême Orient.

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Laennec liner from the South Atlantic shipping company, based on a vintage poster. This liner provided the line to South America in the 1950s. One cannot help but be seduced by the grace of the beautiful passengers!

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Paquebot Laennec de la compagnie de navigation Sud-Atlantique, d'après une affiche d'époque. Ce paquebot assurait la ligne vers l'Amérique du Sud dans les années 50. On ne peut qu'être séduit par la grâce des belles passagères !

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The famous "Jolie Brise" cutter, rounding the Fasnet Rock, based on a painting by the painter Marin-Marie. built in 1913, “Jolie Brise”, initially the pilot boat of Le Havre, was made famous by her victory in the first race of the Fasnet in 1925.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Le célèbre cotre "Jolie Brise", doublant le Fasnet Rock, d'après un tableau du peintre Marin-Marie. "Jolie Brise", à l'origine cotre-pilote du Havre, construit en 1913, a été rendu célèbre par sa victoire dans la première course du Fasnet en 1925.

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A charming vision of this Breton fisherman who, after a tide and during a welldeserved rest on the ground, can't help but witness the departure of his boat. His little girl in traditional period dress is absolutely exquisite.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Charmante vision de ce pêcheur breton qui, après une marée et lors d'un repos à terre bien mérité, ne peut s'empêcher d'assister au départ de son bateau. Sa petite fille en habit traditionnel d'époque est absolument délicieuse.

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Exoticism.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Exotisme.

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Dockers in action.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Les dockers en action.

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"Gone with the wind!" The Roquio pier, just outside the Nantes harbour. In the fifties, the Roquio shuttled between the two banks of the Loire, to carry passengers between Nantes and Trentemoult (in France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF "Autant en emporte le vent " ! L'embarcadère du Roquio, à la sortie du port de Nantes. Dans les années cinquante, le Roquio faisait la navette entre les deux rives de la Loire, pour le transport des passagers entre Nantes et Trentemoult.

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A charming little port in northern Brittany, thought to be Loguivy-de-la-mer, at the beginning of the last century (based on a gouache by the painter Jacques Dubuit).

2020 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Un charmant petit port en Bretagne nord, qui pourrait être Loguivy de la mer, au début du siècle dernier (d’après une gouache du peintre breton Jacques Dubuit).

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A large sailboat in tow to leave the port of Hamburg, in the first half of the 20th century.

2020 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Un grand voilier en remorque pour sortir du port de Hambourg, dans la première moitié du XXème siècle.

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Pretty little Breton cutter stranded in the outport of Paimpol (in France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Jolie petit cotre breton échoué dans l'avant-port de Paimpol.

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The Museum of the Sea in Paimpol (France). This museum is housed in a former dried and salted cod company built around 1880, when fishing in Newfoundland and Iceland was in its heyday.

2020- Watercolor on paper by JeF Le musée de la mer à Paimpol. Ce musée est installé dans une ancienne sécherie de morues construite vers 1880, à l’apogée de la pêche que pratiquaient les Paimpolais à ” Terre Neuve ” et à ” Islande “.

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The quintessential portside café, as staged by Hergé in the Treasure of Rackham Le

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2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF L'inévitable café du port, tel que mis en scène par Hergé dans le Trésor de Rackham Le Rouge.

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The Fisherman's Bar, in Southern Brittany, based on a watercolor by JR Morel.

2020 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Le Bar du Pêcheur, en Bretagne Sud, d'après une aquarelle de JR Morel.

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Vallouise (High Alps, France). A beautiful storm brewing in the Bans valley.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF A Vallouise (Hautes Alpes), un bel orage en préparation sur la vallée des Bans.

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The sawmill of the Lançoir in the 50s, at the opening of the narrow pass of Straiture (High Vosges Massif, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF La scierie du Lançoir dans les années 50, à l'ouvert du défilé de Straiture (massif des Hautes Vosges).

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Snowscape.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by JeF Paysage de neige.

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View of Paimpol’s harbor (Brittany, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Vue du port de Paimpol.

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View of Paimpol’s harbor (Brittany, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Vue du port de Paimpol.

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View of Paimpol’s harbor (Brittany, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Vue du port de Paimpol.

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Shipyard of Paimpol (Brittany, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Chantier naval Paimpolais.

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Boat stranded in the vicinity of Paimpol (Brittany, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Bateau à l'échouage dans les environs de Paimpol.

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Boat stranded in the vicinity of Paimpol (Brittany, France).

2018 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Bateau à l'échouage dans les environs de Paimpol.

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Shipwreck scene.

2019 – Acrylic painting by Li-Ann Scène de naufrage.

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Shipwreck scene.

2016 – Acrylic painting by Li-Ann Scène de naufrage.

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Lézardrieux’ bridge, view from Ledano’s bank (Brittany, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Le pont de Lézardrieux, vu de la grève du Ledano.

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Tractor (Paimpol, Brittany, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Tracteur (Paimpol, Côtes d’Armor, Bretagne).

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Cauliflower (Paimpol, Brittany, France).

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Chou-fleur (Paimpol, Côtes d’Armor, Bretagne).

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Artichoke. As soon as you leave the seaside in Paimpol, you’ll see tractors, cauliflowers and artichokes...

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Artichaut. On les trouve dès que l'on quitte le bord de mer à Paimpol…

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The Merry Bretons.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Les Bretonnes joyeuses.

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Musicians Laurel and Hardy.

2019 - Watercolor on paper by Li-Ann Laurel et Hardy musiciens.

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THE TREM COLLECTION BY CREATORS UNITE MAGAZINE Darlene C. Deever Editor-in-Chief & Publisher Roy Bheer Executive Editor Eleanor Fawcett Managing Editor Emilie Flory Creative Editor Christopher Zisi Consultant Editor

On The Cover: Le café de la jetée de Port-Tudy à Groix ● JEF -Watercolor- 2020 Visual Conception: Eleanor Fawcett & Emilie Flory | Preface: Eleanor Fawcett

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