Our Artist of the Month, Hubert De Watrigant discusses his paintings, passions and Picasso’s pink period. Find out more about Hubert’s evocative work at The Osborne Gallery Studio on Motcomb Street until November 29.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself?
A: I am a lucky guy, who followed his passion with joy, pleasure, difficulties, stress and wonderful meetings.
Q: Tell us a secret about your works of art?
A: There is no secret, just work and work again.
Q: What has been your proudest moment?
A: The latest exhibition (London, November 2018), which is the result of 42 years as a painter.
Q: If we gave you an unlimited budget, what famous artworks, would you buy?
A: L’annonce faite à Matthieu by Caravage or any Picasso from pink period.
Q: Describe your dream home?
A: My dream home would have paintings on the walls, horses in the paddocks and I would live with the person I love.
Q: Describe your paintings in three words?
A: Movement, movement, movement!
Q: Where have you exhibited over the years?
A: I have exhibited all around the world, everywhere except Australia.
Q: Have you won any awards, and which was the hardest to win?
A: Only one, last year, a gold medal at Animal Art Paris.
Q: What do you like about London?
Q: Which of your paintings would you recommend as a long-term investment?
A: I don’t want somebody to buy one of my paintings as an investment, but because they love it.
Q: Where is the most inspiring city for you?
A: A European city, but I really don’t know. Maybe, somewhere with several centuries of art in Italy (Florence, Venice, Rome), or the landscapes that I have just in front of my studio.
Q: Do you listen to music when you paint to inspire you?
A: Yes, I do, but only classical music.
Q: And finally, any advice for anyone who wants to become an artist?
A: I don’t know what the definition of artist is, but to be a painter: do it and be patient.
- Hubert De Watrigant is exhibiting at The Osborne Studio Gallery
2 Motcomb Street, London SW1X until November 29 (020 7235 9667; www.osg.uk.com).