Didier Brousse was born near Bordeaux, France in 1950. From a very young age Didier knew he wanted to paint and his obvious talent was immediately recognised by his school teachers and his parents. Educated in Paris, then at the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Aix en Provence; Brousse had his first exhibition in 1973 at the Palais des Congres, Aix en Provence.
Since then, he has exhibited throughout the French regions, in Paris and also in the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and the USA.
Light is his passion. He paints the landscapes of his homeland, Brittany, the Loire, Provence, in the medium he loves best: watercolour. Light, water, sky interact in the brilliant freshness of his paintings. Although Brousse will on occasions work in oil, he always goes back to watercolour; a medium which he finds consistently challenging and full of possibilities. His reviews often describe him as the master of watercolour. Indeed, a glance at a Brousse painting and one sees the absolute mastery of the medium he has attained. Brushstrokes are applied with confidence and no area is ever overworked.
As French reviewer Pierre Espil once wrote of his work “One wonders upon leaving Brousse’s paintings which impression is stronger: the intensity of his vision or the extraordinary mastery and subtlety of his work”.
Didier Brousse continues to live and paint in Provence where he shows his works in his own gallery in the picturesque village of Lourmarin.