J Y Fremaux, figurative painter, was born in Marcq en Baroeul near Lille (France) in 1947. Upon studying medicine he held a pratice in the north of France for several years, before moving to Annecy in the French Alps. He continued to pratice medicine until retirement in 2008 In his early painting years
Jean-Yves Fremaux concentrated purely on the delicate medium of watercolour. These works first brought him to the attention of the public. However, inorder to convey his fascination with the atmospheric beauty of old European cities and the elegance of people moving through these spaces, he feels that oil on canvas provides a much more suitable means of expression. Such painting now form the main body of his work.