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…

A day at the races.

The soap-box cart-race day has been and gone, and I have only just found time to write and show the photos. The theme this year was ‘musicals’ and Graham chose “Springtime for Hitler”, which , strictly speaking is a musical within a musical. The cart’s dimensions and weight have to be kept scrupulously within the…

Château des Vigiers

Last week I was at Château des Vigiers, in the hotel area, painting 2 doors both sides plus their surrounds. They were fire doors which replaced beautiful old carved wooden doors, which, incidentally, I painted 25 years ago.  This probably sounds rather boring to read about, and you can be forgiven for giving up on…

Caves and château.

I haven’t had time to go and photograph the finished barn wall, also, I have to wait for a bright but overcast day, so that there are no strong shadows falling onto the mural. Meanwhile, inspired by the caves beneath the gardens, we had a “Grand Day Out” on Monday and visited the celebrated caves…

More daily life

We went to see a (possible) future job last week, here are a few pics of the sort of places I am expected to work! Aah…. Château life again! This one is an hour away, near St Emilion, a beautiful wine château dating back to the 9th century,  away up in the hills with glorious…