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 During the European Heritage Days at the abbey of Trizay ( France), we have for the first time presented the Project , "ONE PAINTING ONE STONE ".
Each oil painting you buy will be usefull to restore step by step the abbey. Because she shelters and inspires the artist, the artist dedicates his art to her.

This artist is Patrick Cottencin, born in 1953 in France, a native of the Poitou region, who lives and works in this abbey in the Vendee, the abbey of Our Lady of Trizay. He has been painting and sculpting for thirty years. In harmony with nature, by flowing water, he attunes to the seasons. No longer tied down to any particular gallery because he now has his own exhibition space, he chooses to make his art highly accessible. 

Oil paintings
20x20 cm: 170 euros
33x24cm: 280 euros
50x50cm: 800 euros
195x114cm:1900 euros
195x130cm:2100 euros
200x200cm: 3490 euros
240x200cm: 3900 euros
240x240cm: 4490 euros

We do believe that  miracles exist. Synergy and faith.
We all together can make this dream come true.

1986 Salon des Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris An order by the painter Joe Downing for his bust.

1987 Town Hall of the 4th “arrondissement” (district) of Paris – Abbaye Royale (Royal Abbey) of Moncel - Realisation of sculptures for the Comédie de Paris - Paris Country Club - Archived under the Direction of Cultural Affairs for the City of Paris, Bibliothèque Historique
- 2nd Grand Prize for Sculpture, Deauville International Competition -
1st departmental prize for the Grand Prix de France for Plastic Arts French Institute, Kérazan Manor..

1988-1989-1995 Acquisitions by the Élysée Protocole and the President of the French Republic.

1988-1989 Critical Figuration, Grand Palais, Paris

1988 Centre for International Encounters, 16th district of Paris – Medal for Contemporary Expression "St. John’s Chapel" – Sculpture Prize, Violet Salon, Town Hall of 4th district of Paris – Selected by “Critical Figuration” for the Gallery of Fine Arts in Bordeaux.

1989-1997 Airports of Paris Art Gallery.

1989 Salon of Salons, Versailles – Réalités Nouvelles (New Realities), Grand Palais, Paris – Trophy for the first International Festival of The Artistic Cabaret - Sculpture for the hospital of Myrose, in India.

1991 The Patrick Gaultier Gallery, Quimper.

1992 Enicole Art Space, with the support of the town of Brest.

1994 Palais des Congrès in Paris.

1995 The Robin-Léadouze Gallery, Paris and Cannes - Kérylos Villa, French Institute.

1996 Maisons-Alfort, Municipal Salon.

1997 Personal exhibition at Saint-Moritz in Switzerald – Personal exhibition at the Tonino Gallery at Campion d'Italia, Lucarno.

1998 Order for a public monument.

2000 Realisation and inauguration of “ Les Quatre Braves” (“The Four Brave Men”), a commemorative monument in Normandy, which was selected as one of the most beautiful monuments in Normandy by the editor Allan Sutton in 2005 for the collection Passé Simple, in his work La Manche, memorials of the  Second World War  -  
Guest of honour at the Maisons-Alfort Salon of painting and sculpture.

2001 à 2003 Personal exhibitions at various galleries.

2004 “Les Chevalets du Chapitre” (Chapter House Easels) Painting Prize -  
“Small Formats” at the Faubourg Saint-Honoré Gallery.

2005 Archived at the Saint-Maur Artothèque (art library) – Private exhibition at Saint-Martin de Ré – Invited to speak to a fourth form class in his capacity as an artist painter at the Val de Marne Departmental Festival for the Protection of Water.
2006 Prize for Painting from the 14th Gathering of Painters ad Sculptors of Champignol – Open Days at the Saint-Maur Workshop – Selected for the CRAC (art exhibition) at Champigny.

2007 Monumental canvasses for the Annual Sale at Saint-Maur Town Hall - Champigny Festival of Ephemeral Art - Exhibition “The Age of Discretion” at Saint-Maur Artothèque.

2008 “ L’Art au Carré” (Art Squared), thirty canvasses of which fifteen monumental ones at La Varenne Saint-Hilaire – Exhibition “Movements” with dance and music at the Art Workshops at the town of Saint Maur, consisting of around a hundred canvasses of which thirty are monumental formats – Personal exhibition of oil on canvas at the Air France Social Headquarters – Exhibition of painting at the European Heritage Days at the abbey of Notre-Dame de Trizay, in the Vendee – Open Day Workshops at Saint Maur – Painting Exhibition “Fantasia della Natura” (Nature’s Fantasy) at the Ormesson Cultural Space, consisting of around a hundred canvasses including thirty monumental ones, created for the occasion, in partnership with choreographies, a classical music concert and conferences.

2009 Exhibition of monumental and small formats for Heritage Days at the abbey of Notre-Dame de Trizay - TV coverage by Grégoire de Châtillon and Grégoire Fort of Vendee TV.
2010 Exhibition of painting and sculpture at the first Dîner en blanc vendéen (Dinner in White in the Vendee), at the Château of Terre Neuve, Fontenay le Comte - Personal homage to Joe Downing (photographs and sculptures presented to the public for the first time, in partnership with the great exhibition of the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar) - Photographic coverage by Gérard Simonnet and montage by Stéphane Morvan.

2011 First stages in a project called "Pupilles et Papilles" (Pupils of the Eye and Taste-buds) marrying painting and culinary tradition at the abbey of Notre-Dame de Trizay - First steps in a partnership with a (registered) art workshop called "Ainsi chante la terre" (song of the earth) combining Patrick Cottencin’s oil paintings with a passion for ancient and modern varieties of organic vegetables -  Personal exhibition of paintings for the second Dinner in White in the Vendee – An outing has been planned following Bernard Peugniez’s Route Planner of Cistercian Europe, sub-titled Esprit des lieux, Patrimoine et Hôtellerie (Spirit of the Site, Heritage and Catering) presenting notably the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Trizay in the Vendee and its resident artist.

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