Galerie Inna Khimich is located near the sea in the elegant Toulon district-village of Mourillon. It presents itself as a meeting place between artists and collectors.
Former violinist-concertist in a symphony orchestra, Inna Khimich wanted to transcribe in these places her passion for painting, art photography, sculpture, tribal arts, music and poetry, the history of world cultures…
Self-taught painter, Béatrice Migliore began exhibiting in the 1980s. Several prizes have been awarded to his works over the years. Also a visual arts teacher, she leads workshops for children and adults.
Born in 1956, the French painter Yves Calméjane studied drawing at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Nantes and Paris and exhibited all over Provence and Auvergne. He also exhibits in Asia, particularly in China: international fair in Hong Kong and Guangzhou in China, Flower City Art Museum in Canton… His works are also part of numerous private collections. Finally, Yves Calméjane is the author of books on art, including Secret, which questions and redefines the profession of painter and develops its fundamentals.
Isabelle Desternes studied drawing at the Beaux-Arts then at the Emile Cohl school in Lyon. She exhibits in several galleries in France and even participates in the international Art Canton fair in China.
Born in 1946, Jian Xuanyi graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou in 1970, then was hired as a reader at the Central School of Fine Arts in Beijing. He then founded the Department of Fine Arts and Design at Guangzhou University in 1987, and became its first director. In 1990, he was a visiting professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. And settles as a painter. His paintings have received numerous prizes in France and some of them belong to official collections. Many Chinese museums have also acquired them. Jian Xuanyi actively participates in the promotion of contemporary French Impressionism in China and in exchanges between artists from the two countries.
Born in 1952, Joëlle Orhan is from Brittany. She studied at the Beaux-Arts from the age of 12. Then practiced drawing and painting in many architecture and decoration firms. In 1987, she opened a framing shop and made volume models. Later, she promotes contemporary art through an association. She also teaches drawing and painting and produces several paintings for the French Navy. She exhibits in several places in France and abroad, in Spain, the United States and China.
Olivier Rebecq is a young photographer from Provence whose father, Yann Rebecq, is a painter. He travels frequently, loving to capture other landscapes, urban or rural, especially in Japan and Italy. His passion for the art of film photography has earned him exhibitions in Hong Kong, Asia Contemporary Art Show et à l’Affordable Art Fair, et à Toulon.
Padraig Creston is Breton and is the son of the painter René Yves Creston. Born in 1948, he studied literature in philosophy and art history and entered the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. He then collaborated with various publications in the press and publishing, then worked freelance for advertising agencies as an illustrator and artistic director. In 1993, he definitely turned to painting. He has also illustrated several works on Brittany.
Born in 1951 in Saint-Etienne to a Spanish family, Serge Castillo is deeply imbued with his native culture. During an extended stay in Andalusia, he was introduced to painting. Back in France, it is sculpture that will capture all his attention and energy. After an approach to wood carving and stone cutting, he devoted himself fully to modeling clay, which would constitute his preferred mode of expression.
Born in Lyon in 1948 and of Catalan origin by his father, Pierre-Jean Llado has been a painter since 1979 and exhibits in France and around the world – from Montreal to China via Turkey, London and Paris. The Aix-les-Bains museum has acquired two of his paintings.
Yann Letestu had his artistic moment at the age of nine during a unique family trip: crossing the Atlantic by sail, from Marseille to Venezuela. A graduate of the Beaux Arts d’Orléans in 2001, he nevertheless began to make painting his profession at the age of 16, in the painters’ squares of the cities of the South. Since then, reproduction of posters and illustrations, exhibitions in salons and galleries, novel covers and books of paintings dot his days.
Born in 1955, Yann Rebecq spent his childhood and youth in New Caledonia and the South Pacific. He began to exhibit his works in 1978, won an international prize three years later and then exhibited in several art galleries in France, Nouméa, the United States, Korea and China. In 2013, China bought 25 paintings from him for its museums. Some of his works are also in several public collections on five continents. At the same time, he contributes to promoting the arts throughout his career in tourism, convinced of the fundamental role of culture in the human experience and of its ability to sublimate any place in which it unfolds.