Whimsical driftwood sculptures, cement bird baths, outdoor and indoor art
These colourful painted sculptures are a fusion of the natural and the abstract. Each piece, carefully sifted from local beaches, has a surreal quality reflecting a playful perspective on life. “The wood tells me what it wants to be: animal, human or a combination. The shapes start naturally and then finish in my imagination”. Each whimsical piece is unique. Some are finished with marine varnish for placement outdoors in a garden or patio.
Francois was born in Lyon, France and raised in North Africa. He credits his mother, a painter, for his strong visual interpretation of the world. Settling in Vancouver in 1990, he worked as an art director for children’s TV and film. His past includes “laughter yoga” instructor, BnB owner and interior decorator. Today he lives and works in the “Church House”, a converted 100 year old Anglican Chapel where he creates objets d’art and tends to his garden sanctuary with his beloved Coton de Tulears, “Jaja” and “Popote”.