“A vos pinceaux” is the first television contest involving amateur painters, presented by Marianne James.
For 4 weeks, the viewers discover ten participants passion for painting and drawing, who have been selected amongst 2000 candidates. They are pancake makers, child psychiatrists, engineers, accountants, students, pensioner… And they all share the same passion for painting and Art in general.
Each week, armed with their brushes, pencils and even aerosol sprays, they travel around France to run a number of tests going from the most classical to the most original. Two jurors assess them: Bruno Vannacci, painter and Art professor, and fabric Bousteau, journalist and Chief Editor of the Beaux Arts Magazine. Two candidates will be eliminated after each prime time show, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Grand Palais in Paris.


  • Airing Time : From Tuesday, December 27th
  • Broadcasting Channel : France 2
  • Presenter : Marianne James
  • Producer : BBC Worldwide France
  • Format : 60 minutes