An American artist living in Paris
Hi, I'm James Pouliot!
8 years already! That's how long I have lived in France. And what an amazing journey it has been for me creatively and professionally. I am a photographer specializing in portraits. Almost 90 percent of my clients are from North American and over the years during my photoshoots I noticed how much I enjoyed talking to my clients about France and Paris. Sometimes after a photoshoot I would sit with my clients in a cafe and just talk; That's when I realized I really loved sharing this city with people and why I conceived of Paris Art Walk Tours. To just do more of what I love and what comes naturally to me.
Sharing my love of Paris and my love of art, what could be better!
By the way, if you want to check out my photography work go to www.19rivoli.com
Paris Art Walk Tours, an idea is born!
I am sipping on my coffee on a terrace in a public garden looking at a beautiful piece of public art. Minutes ago I was wrestling with the immense crowd of people in front of the Louvre waiting to go into the most visited museum in the world. I am thinking about how peaceful it is here compared to a few steps away.
Look, I say to myself, there is beautiful art right here and I have the whole place to myself.
That’s when I first had the idea for Paris Art Walk Tours. Forget the lines at the Louvre, Paris is filled with incredible art in public parks, squares and in the streets. I remember a trip to New York a few years back when I went on an architectural tour with a local architect. A local artist should give art tours around Paris, I mutter into my coffee.
Wait, I’m a local artist!
I should give art tours!
Et voilà! That is how Paris Art Walk Tours was conceived!