Even though Cunard had touted themselves as "the Only Way to Cross" the Atlantic by liner in the late 60's, Savoir Faire knows that the only way to cross was via the French Line. With their paqueboats deluxe if you wanted a bit of French joie de vie and savour faire then this was the way to go. The dining rooms on all the French Line Liners were continuously rated as being the best French Restaurants in the world. So when you put superb food and superb illustrators together you get a savour faire match made in heaven!
Primarily in watercolours, his illustrations are populated with fairytale figures in various scenarios, which are romantic and melancholy at the same time. He manipulates colour and technique for a highly recognizable style, that is evocative of illustrations of the early 19th century. Usually watercolours can be bland and insipid, however those of Mercier are outstanding in their depth and also transparency.