Exhibition of the first three Master Maroteaux's paintings
at Phoenix Park of Nice
The year 2011 (from the 26th of November, to the 17th of December) was marked by the exhibition at the Phoenix Park of Nice of three martial art early paintings created by Master Roland MAROTEAUX. The event took place at the 23rd International Aigle de Nice (www.aigledenice.com) after being selected by a jury. There were about a hundred exhibitors who had been invited there from all over France.
Some people already knew master MAROTEAUX for his talent as a writer (thirty books to his credit), and now they discovered his talent as an amateur painter. His main themes: martial arts and chivalry.
As rightly stressed the honourable President Jean-Paul DE BERNIS during his closing statement, which was more than happy to sponsor the artist with the President Alain Bideaux: "We are honoured to have this new artist with us, a new talent in the person of Master MAROTEAUX, 9th Dan in Aïki-Jujutsu, who does not hesitate to engage himself in a genuine self-taught in painting. I advise everyone to take a look to his work... rather special. "
This was made by some students of St Paul de Vence on the initiative of M. Jean-Pierre ROUALDES 5th dan Renshi and those of Cagnes-sur-Mer, with Jacques POU. 5th dan Shihan-Dai.
From his childhood, It was his first vocation, which had been "blown" by the martial arts. "I wanted to be a painter…”, he says, “…now that I have reduced my trips around the world, I will end my life as a painter.”
His works, entirely in oil painting, are entitled: “Kendo”, “Sumo” and “Karate”.