The Rovers Years
(1996 - 2000)
Thierry Rautureau, nicknamed The Chef In The Hat was the Executive Chef and owner of restaurants, Rovers, Loulay Kitchen and Bar and Luc Bistro in Seattle, Washington.
Rautureau has won various awards including the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Pacific Northwest in 1998, and has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre Du Mérite Agricole by the French government.
Remembering the Rovers Years
with fondness and nostalgia
Thierry’s Rovers was not only the most memorable and dazzling experience for one’s palate and appetite, but the restaurant is still fondly remembered for its sophisticated, impeccable service and cozy atmosphere.
Isa D’Arleans’ early paintings, from the whimsical Up Side Down Circus series (1998), graced the walls of Rovers for its brilliant 25 years. Having dinner at Rovers was a combination of sensory fireworks for the taste buds and the eye, a transcending experience that the customer would never forget.
In recent years D’Arleans has transitioned to exhibition pieces only, making an original Isa quite hard to come by. Now, nearly three decades past, this is your unique opportunity to own one of these iconic paintings from Rovers golden years!
For more information regarding acquiring these paintings, please contact Thierry directly at:
The "Dufy" Years
Two years later, I started working more traditionally with paint because my focus became increasingly about relating messages through shapes and colors (it still is). In 1998, "The Up Side Down Circus” series was born - 65 paintings in total and an allegory to keeping balance in the challenging world we were experiencing.