When you want to buy a painting of a particular place, it is often hard to know where best to look, with so many artists available and so much on offer. Artiswiss is a new type of art gallery specialising in the region of Lake Leman, from Geneva to Lavaux, and other neighbouring areas (Valais, Grisons). It is aimed squarely at those who live in and love this region, as well as visitors from elsewhere who want to acquire a souvenir of a visit or a longer stay in these parts.
Artiswiss is of course on the internet, but what is so appealing is that you can wander into the gallery and studio itself under Coppet’s ancient arcade at 28b Grand Rue and meet the local artist, Rita Mancesti in person (www.mancesti.ch). She will be delighted to show and explain her work to you – in French, English, German or Italian. Each month she puts on a different wall display. Her paintings are realistic, natural, not abstract. Their high quality is self-evident and each has a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
This gallery specialises in figurative local subjects, unfortunately so often missing from more fashionable galleries who tend to prefer fully-abstract subjects, or foreign artists. With 25 years of experience, and exhibitions in many parts of Switzerland as well as abroad (London, Milan).