Autumn glows to Winter blues.

I’ve been rather negligent with posting blogs this year, whatever happened to my intention to do so once a month? One reason is that I’ve had far less trompe l’œil and decor work this year, so I’ve had fewer interesting topics to post about. I suppose I could have been tempted to write about cleaning,…

Catching up

I’m trying to catch up with my blogs…. back in November we were invited to friend car design engineer Professor Gordon Murray’s retrospective on all the cars he has designed over 50 years. It was such an impressive sight to see them all collected together in one place, I think even he was amazed at…

Seasonal changes

It’s been a busy summer for me with exhibitions, the B&B and the gite etc, things are calming down a bit now.  I installed my last exhibition of the year,  a 4 day group expo in Brantôme, a beautiful town about an hour north from us, often called the Venice of the Perigord,  which is…

Temps Forts Theatre

Continuing with the theatre theme of the last blog:  last week we visited a very interesting exhibition of theatre costumes in a local gallery. They belong to Temps Forts, a small theatre company of two or three performers and a couple of technicians. Inspired by Indonesian theatre, they spent some of the year there, then…

Summer exhibitions.

The August exhibition is up and running at St Avit Senieur. We are four artists: a sculptor and 3 painters. I haven’t had a chance to photograph their work as yet; I will be invigilating on Monday , so I will do so then, and post them up next time. Here are a few of my latest…

Pictures from another exhibition

I have just packed up the remaining unsold works, with the help of stalwart friend Marilyn, (thanks once again, dear friend,) and dismantled my stand at the 7th Salon Metiers et Arts at Château Monbazillac. At the end of the last day, from the castle hilltop I gazed at the panoramic vista of the Dordogne…

Pictures from an exhibition….

This weekend I have an exhibition with 2 other artists. It’s just a 2 day event, so there has been a fair amount of work framing, hanging, listing and labelling for something that does not last very long; however, I was invited to participate by an arts association in a local commune, and I didn’t like…