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Caribbeans


1974-1975

Carnets antillais, 1975

First crossing of the Atlantic sea
Ink and watercolours on paper (detail)

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Caribbeans
1974-1975

Caribbean sketchbooks

I left art school to sign up in the school of life. I went to the Balearic Islands, then the Canaries. The trade-wind season was starting and I was looking for a ride on a boat.

Abstracts

After I’d just turned 19, I hitched a boat ride to the Caribbean. Boarding a tiny boat in the Canaries, I disembarked thirty-three days later on the island of Saint Lucia. I then navigated from shore to shore, from one island to another. I painted portraits on the terraces of cafés. Sometimes, a navigator on a stopover would commission me to paint a watercolor of his boat.

Tourism wasn’t developed the way it is today. I’d swap the portraits I did of employees in Caribbean cafés for a few beers, and offer my deckhand services to passing boats. This is how I came to board, as an all-round deckhand, the Vendredi 13, a 39-meter three-masted racing schooner refitted into a charter yacht, co-skippered by Jean-Yves Terlain, its creator, and by Yvon Fauconnier, who became my brothers for life.

Works

Caribbeans 3975
Carnets antillais, 1975

First crossing of the Atlantic
Ink and water colours on paper
25 x 40 cm

Caribbeans 3977
Carnets antillais 2, 1975

First crossing of the Atlantic
Ink and water colours on paper
25 x 40 cm

Caribbeans 3979
Carré du Vendredi 13, 1975

Sainte-Anne, Martinique
Ink and water colours on paper
25 x 40 cm

Caribbeans 3981
Éric le Rouge, 1975

Fort-de-France
Ink and water colours on paper
25 x 40 cm

Caribbeans 3983
Carré et équipage de la goélette Kebyar, 1975

Fort-de-France
Ink and water colours on paper
25 x 40 cm

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