It was in 1950 that painting awakened my taste for the arts.
Firstly by working as a painter in letters and as a gilder,
then studies in drawing and decoration, to finish by working
in publicity: creation and realization of booths for major
national events in Paris.
In 1969 the first exhibition of my works encouraged me to
continue and to create. Leader of a painting studio, I became
the president of the Association, with the responsibility of
creating an event showcasing art in general and painting in
particular, in all its techniques.
in 2002, new horizons and new creations, especially in
watercolour in the light of the South of France, in
Languedoc-Roussillon, while continuing my more personal
research in the art of trompe l'oeil.
I participate in many
exhibitions, in which I am often the guest of honour.
Constantly seeking any way to promote painting, I initiated an
outdoor market in Andernos where, every month, 25 painters
present their works in the pure spirit of the painters of
Montmartre and Montparnasse.
Now installed in the Dordogne, I have no doubt that my
paintings and watercolours will have originality with the
colours of the land.
In the Dordogne everything inspires me, nature, architecture
for watercolours and the natural atmosphere of the old stones
of the Valley of the Dordogne, which give off an authentic
atmosphere for my compositions in trompe l'oeil.
Bernard Mariette known as Dado,
5 rue des 3 frères Leblanc
24 100 Bergerac
Tel. +33 (0)6 80 14 06 34
Visit the studio/expo by appointment