Paul Elliott Thuleau is a landscape painter. he paints the sea, tropical light and mostly facades of creole houses. But, in fact, Thuleau does not just paint the appearance of creole houses.

Through theese facades , he translates the mysterious presence dissimulated behind the recess of a window or a half-open door. these open houses exhale a subtle perfume which reminds me of a passage from Joseph conrad:

" A light breeze passing through the ever-open windows imbued the room with the sweetness of the air, the languor of the soil and the bewitching breath of the waters of the Orient".

An excerpt from Lord a matter of fact, Thuleau looks a bit like him. He has his silhouette and depth.


Fabrice Ronteix