ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Alain Bertrand’s striking paintings encapsulate those nearly lost dreams. This is not mere nostalgia, but a real sense that there is an inherent beauty in the ‘lavishest’ and ‘showiest’ aspect of American life. Alain’s rich illustrative style moves us through the decades, at times representing the 40’s or 50’s in monochrome, like a glimpse from a newsreel.
Then switching to glorious technicolour as we enter into the 60’s and 70’s. One moment we are placed at the heart of a swinging Jazz band, the next street level in the thick of yellow cabs, honking horns and brilliant illumination.