My artistic itinerary started in 1985 by meeting Lionel Ouine, a painter from Elbeuf (Normandy, France) exhibiting on a regular base in Galerie Gerard Boudin (Rouen, Normandy). I regularly followed his outings on painting from life with his group twice a week. In 1987, I became the Vice President of his association "Green and Yellow Painters" that has been renamed "The Free Painters" since, with Lionel Ouine as the President. Then, I took evening courses on Fridays and morning courses on Saturdays at the "Palette Cantilienne" with Emmanuel Lemardelé for more than three years. I also applied for evening courses at the Fine Arts ("Les Beaux Arts") in Rouen , studying nude sketches with Christian Sauvé for three years. I have started to organise some personal exhibitions as soon as 1987 at the Salt Loft ("Le Grenier à Sel") in La Bouille (Normandy) and at the exhibition hall in Arpajon (Paris area).
From 1990 to 1994, I exhibited in the "Galerie du Comptoir Rouennais" (Rouen), and since 1995 I have become a permanent painter at the "Galerie Gerard Boudin" (Rouen). Since 1988, I have been organising annual exhibitions. I am painting almost daily and always from life. My preference goes to landscape, street and market scenery and marine painting.
Je serai ravi de vous présenter une quarantaine de mes toiles et une trentaine d'aquarelles de François HERR présentées par son fils Patrick HERR, Président fondateur de l'Armada de Rouen