Biographie Marcellus HOEDIE

« Ma première commande concernant la réalisation d’un tableau, je m’en souviens parfaitement. L’Atelier venait juste d’ouvrir, un jour à peine…un toc-toc contre la vitre … et là un homme âgé, un gentleman vêtu d’un chapeau, canne à la main…il est là, regardant quelques tableaux dans ma galerie représentant une allée de cyprès. J’adore me dit-il ! Pouvez-vous SVP m’accompagner à ma villa? Maison de ville a quelques pas de mon atelier…si fier de son jardin “en ville”; il m’explique qu’il voudrait que j’immortalise ce jardin qu’il aime tant, dans un style impressionniste pour ces enfants. Durant une semaine, j’ai peint dans son jardin, et là …une tortue jouant avec une petite balle passa… coulant de source, j’appelai donc ce tableau « La Tortue » ou the Turtle ! »

Marcellus Hoedemaker called Hoedie lives and works in Vence. His atelier-gallery “Hoedie” is situated in the old historic center of the small town Vence at the Côte d’Azur. It represents the Idyllic spot to expose his artwork.

I recall very well the first time I was asked to make a painting. The art atelier/gallery, had only been open for one day, and I was interrupted by a knock-knock at the window. An old gentleman with hat and walking stick stuck his head into the gallery and then stood at the door. He stared at a painting of a lane of cypresses displayed in my gallery. He said, he thought it was very beautiful. The gentleman asked me to follow him to his home, a town villa, just some small distance away. He was so proud of his town garden that he said he would like to have it painted in the same free impressionist style for his children, so that it could last forever. After I had been painting for a week in his garden, one day out of nowhere, a turtle walked into the garden and played with a red little ball! After that the painting was named “the turtle” or “La Tortue” .

“Art is moving”