published in agreement with the author
Life and works
Christian Guillaud at first was a sailor, then he became a brocanteur (dealer in second-hand goods) and when he retired, he became a creator of an art environment.
At some moment in the early 2000's, he painted one of the many items he had in stock in a fresh, lively color and positioned it somewhere around his house. This happened to be a trigger. He decided to continue decorating interior and exterior of the house.
So gradually most items he had in stock were painted in bright colors and arranged in and around the property..
The arrangement of all this bric à brac will be changed regularly, there never is a dull moment.
Meanwhile, the site has expanded to a piece of land on the other side of the road.
This environment is situated in the small french community of Lens Lestang, on the road heading to Hauterives ¹, located some five kilometers further.
note¹ Hauterives....rings a bell?....right, this is where facteur Cheval's Palais Ideal is located. Two geographically related outsider art environments, two completely different concepts
La maison arc en ciel
26210 Lens Lestang, Rhone-Alpes, France