Germaine Galjour

A local artist produces Big Art in small-town Bakersville.

I am a self-taught artist of French-Cajun descent. I was born in New York City while our dad studied opera at Julliard. As a result, I grew up visiting the most influential art museums in the world. It is from this early influence that I grew to aspire to the arts. 

I have lived in France, making a home in Paris, Toulouse, and the Cote d’Azur. Then the storm of the century struck my lovely New Orleans. Finally, after Hurricane Katrina passed, the waves tossed me all the way into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. 

meet the artist

"I prefer not to be known for only one style of work."

I spent years combing art books on technique and applied theory as I gained resourcefulness. I arrived at several styles of painting in several art mediums that I use today. This versatility produces unique themes that work well personally with collectors, galleries, and interior decorators. I prefer not to be known for only one style of work.

I formerly painted “on the fence” in Jackson Square in New Orleans.


The Family Unit Acrylic 108″ x 120″ – Private Collection, New Orleans, LA    Three panels 36″ X 40″ 

The Family Unit II Acrylic 48″ x 60″  – Private Collector, Mandeville, LA 

Sedona Rock Acrylic 48″ x 60″ – Private Collector. Mandeville, LA  

A Safe Place Acrylic 36″ x 48″ – Private Collection, Covington, LA 

Alita Sad Eyes Acrylic 36″ x 38″ – Private Collection, Ponchatoula, LA  

Ascension in Blue #1 Acrylic 48″ x 48″ – Private Collection, Atlanta GA

Ascension in Blue #2 Acrylic 36″ x 40″ – Private Collection, Atlanta GA

Ascension in Blue #3 Acrylic 36″ x 40″ – Private Collection, Atlanta, GA

Featured Articles

North Shore – The News Banner Front Page: Art Event Provided Something for Everyone, April 20, 1994

Northlake News: Oh, You Beautiful Doll, p. 21

The Arts The News Banner: Germaine Galjour Ornaments & Pincushions, July 31, 1994 p.17

North Shore Business The News Banner: The Color of Profit, January 31, 1995, Section B, p.1

WHERE New Orleans Magazine: September 1995 Editor’s Choice: Hello Dolly, p.80

Leaflooker Guide The Mitchell News Journal: Fall 2008 p.28

Mitchell News: July 2009

Louisiana Homes & Gardens: August 2009

Southern Living Spring: 2010


Creative Capital – Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC Sept. 11 – 13, 2009

Big Ink – Toe River Arts Council Spruce Pine, NC July – Oct 2020

Corporate Installations

Meadowview Marriott Hotel + Conference Center 
Gravity Up 48 ” x 60″,
TN Split Rail 36” x 48 “

V.O. Dobbins Recreational Center
Shaman’s Workshop 45″ x 60″


Northern Exposure, St. Tammany Art Association/Arts for Art Sake,  New Orleans, LA – October 2, 1993

Spring Art Openings, Covington, LA Legato Gallery – May 1995

Covington Coordinated Art Exhibits, Covington, LA Legato Gallery – October 1995

North Lake AIDS Network, Covington, LA Group Show – November 1995

Spring Art Openings, Hammond, LA – April 1996

Art for the Humanities, New Orleans, LA – May 1996

Northern Exposure: Fanfare Festival for the Arts, Hammond, LA Group Show – October 1996

Artists Against AIDS. Group Show Covington, LA – October 1996
New Orleans, LA – November 1996

Windsor Court Hotel Signature Boutique, – New Orleans, LA – August 2001

Mandeville City Hall – Mandeville, LA One Woman Show, – July 2005

Falls River,  Abingdon, VA Group Show – February 2006

Toe River Arts Council – Burnsville, NC One Woman Show, – June 2 – July 7, 2007

Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, NC – September – October 2007

Creekwalk Arts Festival, – Bakersville, NC – September 2007, September 2008, September 2009

Toe River Arts Council/Artist Studio Tour, – Bakersville, NC – December 2006, June 2007, December 2007, June 2008, December 2008, June 2009

The Old English Inn Invitational, – Spruce Pine, NC Group Show – October 2008

Avery Arts Council – Banner Elk, NC Group Show – March 2009

The Miya Gallery – Weaverville, NC Group Show – April 2009

Anita’s Atelier – Bakersville, NC One Woman Show, – July 2009

Avery Arts Council – Banner Elk, NC One Woman Show – October 2009

Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery – Crossnore, NC  From the Heart – August 2021

Sweetgrass Artisan Mercantile, Bakersville, NC  – 2021

Grants & Awards

Louisiana Cultural Economic Foundation – 2006

The Joan Mitchell Foundation – 2006


Toe River Arts Council Spruce Pine, NC, Burnsville, NC

International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) International Association of Reiki Professionals Karuna, Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master

Ascension Reiki Master

Toe Cane Beekeepers Association Burnsville, NC

Beautiful Work of Art

“Germaine's work is so refreshing. We love her artwork. I wish I could get more but all the pieces sell out faster than I can buy them” T Drum

One of My Favorite Artist's

"I saw this artwork in downtown Bakersville and fell in love with the artist. Germaine's use of colors is wonderful and makes her paintings pop. Her artwork looks great on my wall and I love looking at it every day." Bob