Archive for October 2012

Artist Reception and Opening of the Renault Auto Company (Paris, France)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Cecile Houel and David Garrison are proud to announce the Artist Reception and Opening of the Renault Auto Company, 21st Salon International in Paris, France.

What’s so exciting about this year’s exhibition is that David and Cecile are the Special Guests of Honor. The Renault Company hosts an outstanding exhibition of art at their headquarters, which is by invitation only. Every year they have a Guest of Honor from a different country and invite the Ambassador of that country to attend the Opening Banquet. Since David is an American, U.S. Ambassador Charles H. Rivkin is invited and will honor the event by his presence.

Each invited artist (around 50) is allowed two works of art, but the Guests of Honor will have 12 paintings on display. Cecile’s famous portraits will highlight her part of the exhibition, while David’s display will be landscapes that he painted Plein Air in Paris, Normandy, France and the United States. The painting on the invitation, “Fall Colors”, is of a country road in Burlington, Iowa.

The date to remember for the Reception is November 17th, 6pm.
At 27, rue des Abondances, Boulogne-Billancourt. (a close suburb of Paris)

David and Cecile are inviting everyone to attend, to help celebrate this wonderful event together!

To see other paintings and stories of the two artist please look at their Web sites:

Plein Air Landscape Pastel Workshop

Monday, October 8th, 2012

A Master of light

Plein Air Landscape Pastel Workshop in Normandy, France
with the assistance of Cecile Houel

Week of June 16 to 23, 2013
at beautiful Chateau Corneille, 15 mn from Giverny, Monet’s land
The total cost for a single bedroom : $ 1750

for a shared bedroom : $ 1500

• 7 nights, Room and Board in a charming Castle with delicious French cuisine
• 1 free day of orientation and demonstration by David Garrison
• 5 days of Plain Air painting in Pastel of Normandy landscapes with demonstrations and personal guidance : We will you take one day to paint in Monet’s garden and one day to paint in Paris, long the Seine river ( weather permitting )
• Main transportation provided for the week

Travel round trip to France at the expense of the student for more information please contact :

David Garrison

tel: 319 753 0809
email :
website :

Cecile Houel

tel : 319 601 6420
email :
website :