"The truth is, we never know what life will bring us".
I'm Pierre Emmanuel Godet, French creator of DrawInside. Before 2008, i was working as research engineer and my passion was painting (Oil painting landscape). My wife moved to Dublin and i choose to follow her, quit a confortable job and work as a full-time artist. - step into the unknown -
I had no proper style, neither degree in Art, just passionate and self taught : i started with what i was good at : "plein-air" painting, just like the impressionist. Climate conditions were challenging and i sometimes needed to clamp my easel to the ground due to gusty winds and heavy showers. I can tell you Oil painting is waterproof ! - at Bull bridge in Clontarf -
I tried new ways of working outside the studio like watercolor painting, but the irish weather was too wet, the only things i did were blured views of Dublin. I also tried to work in public space with acrylic technic - a reduced set of colors and large canvas to show what i was doing. -Live painting at the river Liffey -
After months of work in plein-air, I was stuck on a technical issue : wanted to get less material that i could carry on my bike and work in public area. I get rid of everything and took a white Organic chalk and start to draw a line, directly on the pavement, and this is how it started : I did a continuous line drawing, spreading and giving a general shape to my intricate doodles.
Then, shapes became recognisable faces, and the doodles inside became stories about who i was drawing. The concept was here but i needeed an aproval, not the one of the gallery but from the street audience - chalk on the pavement near Dublin's Spire -
"am i ready to work as an Artist ? "
So i took an indian ink pot and white canvas instead of my chalk and cycled in City center with my "Busker's Money Box" right in front of Trinity college.
Knees on the ground, drawing my line, i was working and waiting for the feedback.....and it came, and i knew at this time that there was something going on and i was ready to work as an Artist ! - Street performance in Barcelona.
Since 2010, i'm improving the style, bringing more details inside and stories and started to sell on-line. I left ireland to Barcelona (spain) and moved back in France in 2015. I still work on request, commissioned artwork and run my shop on the internet.