Gaillac sortie

Today, while working on the Titanic / Plymouth painting, in contrast, I am thinking of Gaillac [and Toulouse] beginning to plan for a late November sortie to Bordeaux and Gaillac wine regions, an adventure to be rich with surprises !

Like to join me there?

Dorian Goussetselam practising his art beside the capricious river Tarn.

I have the honour of being invited by the Directrice Pôle Culture & Attractivité to a meeting just before the opening of the next grand festival des lanternes  (1er décembre 2018 – 6 février 2019).

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Rosh Hashanah

To my widely dispersed Jewish friends and family, yehi ratzon she-t’hadesh alenu shanah tovah um’tukak [may the final seal be for the good]. Rosh Hashanah, 5780, The Days of Awe, the Jewish New Year, a most serious period in Jewish lives, started this evening.  


The Scilly Isles, a good friend has just holidayed there returning full of energy and enthusiasm for these beautiful, rugged  isles.

I’ve only been there once, astern in 1988.

Scilly Isles
St Mary’s (1), Scilly Isles

A friend at Radio Cornwall, Tamsin Mitchell, asked be to be there to cover the arrival of Richard Branson with his Virgin Atlantic Challenger II.

Sold to R. Branson, “Virgin Atlantic Challenge 2”, available as a signed print

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Two Green Bottles …

Two bottles of wine, two people.
Yesterday, lunch with Lily from Toulouse who is making a little very welcome visit to recharge her batteries.
A friend of mine who runs the all bio Château de Meyragues, un château médiéval à proximité d’Albi in the Gaillac region recons
Château de Meyragues
the best way to drink wine is a magnum for two, ideally with just one doing the drinking …

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Hot Rain

It’s August, really? Painting hot rain in France, where I am it feels more like a warm April, sunshine, flowers and showers all this month… You can find this remarkable painting, made with determination while I was rained on, as an experiment to see what would result, on location in SW France. Discover more of … Read more