Welcome to Chateau Picomtal. This is a magnificent
Renaissance castle built by King Louis in 1536 in the southern French
Alps. Over the last two years it has been restored by its' new owners,
Jacques and Sharon Peureux, into a modern conference center. The
castle features 8 guest bedrooms, a large conference room for 80
people, two private meeting rooms for 15 people, a dining room,
living room, and state of the art kitchen. The site is stunning,
with 50 acres of open meadow above an alpine lake in the middle
of 12,000 foot snow covered peaks.
Joshua Winer spent one year living and working in
the castle creating new painted decoration on the walls and ceilings.
Each room is in a different style, from Provencal to Renaissance
to French Empire, fully realized with complementary furnishings,
light fixtures, and hand made tapestries. Work included faux marbre,
faux bois, trompe l'oeil, stencil work, mural, patinas, gilding,
mural restoration and new murals.
Joshua Winer welcomes inquires for historic restoration
painting projects and decorative painting work.
To learn more about using the castle for a conference
or seminar, please contact Joshua Winer.
Starting in the year 2002, Joshua Winer will host
decorative painting workshops in the castle. See 'Teaching and Workshops'
for more information.
For commissions, competitions, and teaching
information, please address inquiries to:
Joshua Winer/Mural Arts