A little about Philippe
Philippe Mathieu was born in Orleans, France, and
immigrated to Santa Barbara at the age of six with his
mother, Odile (Mousse Odile).
From an early age, Philippe’s love and talent for
painting were evident on countless walls in his family
home. At the age of ten he fell in love with a Monet
painting in the Santa Barbara Art Museum. This led him
to learn all about the French Impressionist movement of
the 1880’s. It was the awesome beauty of the California
Coast that led Philippe to begin studying oil painting
in earnest in his early twenties. He began selling his
seascapes within the year.
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