S       A       L       O       N       F       O       R       E       V       E       R 

 
 

Annual gathering of international decorative painters

HOME   MANIFESTO   SALON 2018   APPLICATION  CONTRIBUTION

 

Former SALON'S

information and pictures

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009 

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

 

 

 

Susan Arnild and Erik Peitersen

  

We are both educated as sign painters. Together we are a fine family with children in the age of 14 to 23. But what this story shall be about, is the importance that the Salon has represented in our professionel life.

 

What Susan concerns, it all started, because I needed educating myself

at a higher level. We had both till now  practiced different techniques, but wanted to come deeper into the substance. So I  looked around and found

Institute  Guegan in Bretagne/France, where I had the opportunity to join the courses a month at a time, which was a good possibility for me, because I could not be away longer than that, from at family of three boys. 

This  was in 1996, and parallel with my first course in Bretagne, the first Salon was held in Quimiac. Unfortuneatly I could not join neither this first,  nor the second or third, but I joined the fourth Salon in Norköbing, Sweden in 1999. And ever since I have been hooked !

 

Now we both approched the thing, we so much wanted: to learn about decorative painting. In Denmark the traditionall decorative painting  had faded for many years, and finally was taken out of the apprenticeship of housepainters. That means that for almost a century decorative painting did not exist as an education. Thats is why we felt so strongly for the Salon, where we met with traditions from other countries and the enthusiasm from other painters.

 

We consider the Salon a rewarding place for exchanging inspiration, whether the point is conserving the old traditions or developing new experimental techniques. Thus the annual Salon has become not only a chance but a necessity  for us. The entusiasm and passion that spread out from everybody  means, that you travel land and sea to come and join.

 

In our daily professional life we always associate to the warm and enriching days at the Salon. How often do we not, in the course of the day, realize that we use techniques and details, that we would never have known without the  inspiration and knowledge from our colleagues and the Salon.