Marcel Gatteaux was born in London in 1962. He started drawing and painting at an early age. Following studies at Camberwell Art School, and whilst still continuing to paint, he undertook a long apprenticeship to become a picture-restorer, graduating in 1986.
He started work at Caelt Gallery which was based in Westbourne Grove, London, initially as a restorer of fine late Soviet paintings. Keen to also make his mark as an artist, Marcel proposed to the gallery owners that he would like to exhibit a series of works set in the Provence region with which he has had a permanent love affair, helped by the influence of artists including Van Gogh and Matisse.
The results were and are stunning! Not surprisingly, Gatteaux has hosted many sell out solo shows. Colour and warmth exude from his canvasses, be they vineyards, lavender fields, poppies or scenes epitomising the magic of Provence. He also embraces English, Italian and Greek scenes, in paintings both large and small.