The Norman Jean-Louis VERRIER, native
of Falaise, grew up in Versailles and
after a lot of wanderings, rediscovered
Normandy in 1982, by settling in Langrune-sur-Mer.
Here is an active exhibitor and holder
of numerous prizes, a painter who knows
how to move easily from illustrating children’s
tales to frescoes for school or public
Jean-Louis VERRIER constructs his works
with energy thanks to his assured ample
touch, which qualifies his resolute and
Hi gesture can be compared to rhythm
and colours in order to better maintain
the tone. Even when it concerns spaces
and skies, he magnifies the clouds and
efficiently composes the atmosphere with
decision which in no way hinders the iridescent
quality of the unexpected colours.
Every motif can be mysterious, spellbinding
and surprising, fascinating in spite of
the obvious reference to nature, the elements
and even to beings, on whom the artist
knows how to bestow a certain attraction
in spite of a look with disturbing pretence.
Good painting by Jean-Louis VERRIER, therefore,
although disconnected from overdone, over
faithful realism, allows us to witness
the panache of an original, active technique,
having virile boldness which is nevertheless
not without poetry.
RUELLAN, critique d'art