Self-taught Norman painter born in 1961, lives and works in Evreux, begins his professional artistic activity in 1991 part-time then full-time.
He prefers oil on canvas.
François Joly transmits his knowledge by leading courses and workshops.
He opened his workshop-gallery in Evreux to the public in 2003.
Guest of honor and jury and prizes in many exhibitions. In 2008, first sales and quotations at Hôtel Drouot Paris.
François Joly paints visionary-fantasy universes inviting us to rediscover forgotten tales, lost legends, vanished memories. They tell of a timeless universe, an « other world », beyond the visible. In his works, the eye wanders and gets lost and one is quickly surprised to be inventing a story, so begins the journey...
It is a game of perspectives between worlds, where reality and illusion are intimately embraced. He reinvents and dreams landscapes, universes half fantastic, half familiar, rich in details and symbols.
Galerie Rollin ROUEN
Galerie de la Ferme D’Antéa BRASPARTS
Centre culturel, médiathèque de St JULIEN Côtes d’Armor
Salon Violet PARIS, Salons de Ste MAURE de TOURAINE, MENNECY, PONTOISE
Base’Art à FREJUS
ART EN CAPITAL Grand Palais PARIS
Salon CHIMERIA à SEDAN
SAFADORE Salon de l’Art Fantastique MONT DORE
Centre culturel l’Usine à Zabu St GERMAIN DES ANGLES