Original ARTWORK by Simon Hardeveld
New Orleans’ most well-known French folk-art painter, Simon Hardeveld has created this one of a kind original piece of artwork that has become our 2015 special edition poster. Since the early 2000s, Hardeveld has entertained many with his hilarious and colorful paintings that hang around New Orleans restaurants like Boulangerie, Chickie Wah Wah, Lola’s, and Joey K’s. Born in France and later moving to the United States to start three of his own restaurants, with wife Maria Hardeveld, Simon found his true calling to be a painter at his brasserie in Metairie when customers always wanted to buy his signs behind the counter. Most well-known for his set design work on New Orleans evening news, WGNO News with a Twist, Simon has been commissioned by restaurants, stores, locals, and tourists to create special original paintings for anniversaries, birthdays, or just home décor that captures the spirit of New Orleans. Overall, Simon’s pieces whimsically embody the unique culture of this spectacular city.
This one of a kind artwork is offered for sale this year through our store. Proceeds will support FQFI, and help to keep French Quarter Festival FREE and open to the public!
Original painting: Acrylic on wood; 22.5” x41.75”
If you have any questions regarding this painting, please contact Erin Stover 504-227-3126