Exhibition in Saint-Briac

Spring is going to be colorful and pastel is in the spotlight.
Easter vacations, from April 9 to May 9, 2022
Opening on Saturday, April 16 from 6 pm.

Gallery La Boucherie, 7 rue des Préaux, 35800 Saint-Briac
The gallery is open every day from 10:30 am to 1 pm and from 4:30 pm to 7 pm except on Monday afternoon.

“Raphaèle BERNARD-BACOT returns to the gallery La Boucherie for a solo exhibition with about thirty pastels. Passionate about vegetable gardens, small plots of land patiently cultivated, she picks, with the tip of her pastels, the fruits and vegetables she finds there and makes them dance on the paper.
She works on the ground, meets the gardeners and keeps track of her encounters in numerous sketchbooks.
One of them is the subject of a book published by Rue de l’Echiquier “City Gardeners, Portraits Sketched On The Spot” (Jardiniers des villes, portraits croqués sur le vif) which she will sign on the evening of the opening.

Carton de l'exposition à Saint-Briac

Invitation à l'exposition à Saint-Briac

Saint-Cloud Authors’ Salon

The 2nd Salon des auteurs clodoaldiens will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm at Le Carré, 3 bis, rue d’Orléans in Saint-Cloud.

The originality of this salon is it was created by an author and his collective, who then contacted the town of Saint-Cloud and not the other way round!
It is an opportunity to sign my book on city gardeners.
And also a lot of meetings, workshops and competitions in perspective with the public and the 39 other authors.

Poster of the 2nd Saint-Cloud Authors' Fair

Upcoming workshops in Ville-d’Avray

Nature Sketchbook Workshops
March 3rd, 4th and 5th 2022
at the ponds of Ville-d’Avray

Meeting point at the Colombier, place Charles-de-Gaulle, 92410 Ville d’Avray
Tel. +33 1 47 50 37 50
Access Paris Saint-Lazare: Line L towards Versailles Rive-Droite, stop Sèvres-Ville d’Avray
From Pont de Sèvres: bus 426, stop Eglise de Ville d’Avray

Registration on the website frenchpleinairpainters.com

Pond of Ville d'Avray

Exhibition Fruits of the Earth…

“Fruits of the earth and the work of men and… women”
from 2 February to 11 March 2022
at the Notre-Dame-de-Pentecôte church on the parvis de La Défense next to the CNIT.

Opening on Wednesday 2 February at 1pm

Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 2.30pm and every Wednesday from 8am to 7pm

During opening hours, a wide choice of books is available on site, with around 600 titles available: current publications and works by lecturers are available alongside fundamental works. Particular attention is paid to the business world and to social and topical issues. Copies of my latest book City Gardeners, Portraits Sketched On The Spot (Jardiniers des villes, portraits croqués sur le vif) published in June 2020 by Éditions Rue de l’Échiquier will be on the shelves.

Exhibitions, signings and salon this autumn

  • Youth Literature Fair Amiens

With the association M.I.E.L
from 8 to 13 November 2021
Pôle universitaire Citadelle
80000 Amiens

    • Plant Garden Workshop : Botanical sketchbook
    • School workshop: Colour garden and imaginary garden
    • Dedication at the Salon


  • From 2 to 9 October 2021 in Versailles

Exhibition of the originals of the book Le Potager du Roi
Signing of the Potager 2022 calendar
Sale of limited edition posters
at La Fontaine Carrés Saint-Louis
61 bis, rue Royale 78000 Versailles

Calendrier 2022 illustré par Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot

Calendars are on sale at:
Agence Even BD
8, rue Saint-Louis
78000 Versailles

  • From 2 to 23 October in Ville d’Avray

Exhibition of the Winners of the Salon de l’AIVA
Le Colombier
92410 Ville d’Avray

  • From 19 to 21 November in Clermont-Ferrand 

International Salon  of travel books
“Il faut aller voir”
63000 Clermont-Ferrand

Exhibition and signing in Brittany

From 17 to 20 September 2021 from 3pm to 7pm. 
Exhibition of Autumn Fruits dansés at the Manoir de Traonjoly 29233 Cleder in Brittany. 

September 18th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Signing of the two books dedicated to the gardens of Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot at the bookshop Livres in Room in Saint-Pol-de-Léon.

Invitation to the exhibition Fruits dansés in Traonjoly (in French)


April 2021

Jury Prize at the 44th Salon de Printemps for Independent Artists in Ville d’Avray, France

Prix du jury 44e salon des artistes de Ville d'Avray

City Gardeners, Portraits Sketched On The Spot

RBB : Couverture du livre Jardiniers des villes

The book “City Gardeners, Portraits Sketched On The Spot” (Jardiniers des villes, portraits croqués sur le vif) was inspired by fifty-four sketched portraits of city gardeners filled by vegetable anecdotes, short and poetic texts. Each garden has its own character: either orderly, bucolic, ecological, beginner or, experienced. Through her words and brushstrokes, Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot captures the present moment of the garden, while presenting the richness and diversity of plants. She also highlights the cultivation techniques of the gardeners, reconnecting with ancestral practices, learning about permaculture, and sharing traditions from elsewhere. Whether the urban garden is a place of refuge, or a place of meeting and “doing things together,” the garden remains a unique space for exploring the link between humankind and the earth, even in the city.

City Gardeners, Portraits Sketched On The Spot
Publisher: Rue de l’Échiquier, June 2020
Price: 24.90 euros
Format: 220 x 300 mm
Number of pages: 128