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.