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Marseille (13), France
Born in 1962, Michel Coutable studied architectural drawing at the Beaux-Arts de Tours. Shortly after the end of these studies, he specialized in the illustration of architectural projects. He practices drawing enhanced with watercolour to bring atmosphere and light to a project that does not yet exist. The objective being to promote it. Inspired by orientalists and Travelling Painters, from 1982 onwards, the long awaited journeys have become necessary breaths. He finds his expression on the way, taking inspiration from the journey... Painter Traveller in his turn, Watercolour remains his privileged practice. Well installed in these frames, Michel Coutable does not stop observing and recording landscapes. The time spent drawing remains in his eyes the greatest of pleasures. Drawings know how to remind him. Inventive, he makes himself these supports to draw and paint during his travels to live the experience with more comfort for more concentration. The 1st StablO Nomadic easel is created. Settled in Marseille since 2007, his desire to draw the city and the region naturally settled, he finds his happiness to draw between sky and sea in the Massif des Calanques with his nomadic easel. Classical in his artistic work, drawing becomes a support for a composition. Sketches from the past can be superimposed, light and colours are reinvented... Carried by a new imagination, the sketches continue their progress in the studio.
1982 to 1999 - Travel in Morocco
1988 and 1989 - Trips to Brazil
1991- Trip to Madagascar
1996 - Stay in Rome
1998 - Stay in Lisbon
2004 & 2012 - Stays in Istanbul
2012- Trip to Burundi
2018 - Make It Marseille / Exhibitions Recent works
2017 - Espace Le citronnier / Visual Calanques - La grande Candelle
2017 - Espace Eclat de Verre / Marseille - Exhibition "Drawing Marseille 2".
2016 - Espace Eclat de Verre / Marseille - Exhibition "Drawing Marseille 1".
2015 - Espace Eclat de Verre / Marseille - Calanques et Dessins de Voyages
2014 - La Chapelle St Jean/La Garde Freinet - Drawings for a trip to Istanbul
2004 - Le Julien / Marseille - Travel Sketches - Drawings & Watercolors
2002 - Espace Escadrille / Paris 17 - Travel Drawings
1997 - Club House Frégate / Bandol - Drawing and Watercolours - Stay in Rome
1994 - Atelier Paris 18 - Travel Drawings - Morocco /Brazil / Madagascar
1993 - Brahim Galerie / La Rochelle - Drawings and paintings - Travel to Morocco
1988 - La Factory / Casablanca