Francois Merlet is a French Australian Film Director and Artist living in Melbourne for many years.
He started as an art director in several creative advertising agency in Paris. Then to direct his own tv commercial scripts, and then co-wrote and directed his first feature film.
Francois became the flavour of the Australian TVC industry for his stylish direction and humour, becoming one of the top 10 commercial Film Directors.
He was contracted by an International production company in Singapore for shooting around Asia and the Pacific before coming back to Melbourne to open his own successful production company.
After several years of success, he was invited by a leading TV production company in India to become a freelance Film Director travelling up to 6 months of the year.
He went on to become an International award winning Film Director travelling around the globe during this time.
His journey in life has brought him to meet some extraordinaire people, professionally and personally, whom have enriched his life.
Going way back he was deeply touched by artist Charles Gir, close friend of his grandfather in Paris, who had a profound influence which has carried his passion for art into the present.
Francois previous exhibition in 2016/ 2019 was a sell out.
His present situation has allowed him to devote more time and passion into his artworks.
Francois has evolved as an artist, in demand, doing commissions for corporate, private collectors , locally and Internationally USA, France, India, Portugal.
He has finally settled in Melbourne enjoying his life as a full time artist.
'When I am painting, my artistic expression is coming more from my unconsciousness about an event or something that is happening in my life now or in the past. Being in the moment and letting go of control allows my creative energy to flow.
It’s sometimes a battle until I become synchronised with myself, the colours and the canvas. From the moment we are born to the end of our lives, there are significant moments which remain with you. These are represented in this collection, capturing the relationships with life'.
NATURE IS A GREAT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR TEXTURE AND COLOUR.
ART IS A PASSION, ART IS A LINE AROUND YOUR THOUGHTS.
All designs are subject to copyright. They cannot be copied and/or resold without personal written consent from the artist.
NB: Colours may vary slightly on different monitors.
All the prints are printed by well respected professionals in they field.As an artist, I want to give you the best quality you deserve and expect. I am extremely proud of my work and thank you for supporting my passion.