Appraisal by a fellow artist

May I share these words from a fellow artist and poet with you? It’s bit of a read, enriching though. > My friend Vera Lees wrote below, “Best ever painting. Adore the colour scheme, so fresh. Great brushwork too. Alive! X”

Domaine de la Tronque 23.09.16
Domaine de la Tronque 23.09.16

Vera, artist, painter, musician and poet, and I have been friends a very long time. It was Vera who introduced me to the delights of Plymouth Jive Club where new window opened for me on dance. Back in 2003, as I slowly began to emerge from the darkest period of my life Vera was one of the first to see my 2003 French ‘plien aire’ paintings, the results from 5 weeks around Bordeaux and Castelnau de Montmiral.

Domaine de la Tronque, detail 3, 23.09.16
Domaine de la Tronque, detail 3, 23.09.16

The appraisal she wrote after was much appreciated by many including myself so to bring you up to date ‘ertiz:, enjoy,

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De Saurs

Gang plank up, planche à monter à bord enlevé. I’m working ‘gang plank up’, no visitors please, to complete a series of painting of the more interesting chateaux and domaine of this little know but amazing and beautiful wine region. je travaille «gang plank up ‘, aucun visiteur s’il vous plaît, pour compléter une série … Read moreDe Saurs

On the move

I’m writing from Castelnau de Montmiral.
I’m here to get the Gaillac series as complete as possible before mid October.

Castelnau de Montmiral, as seen on my return
Castelnau de Montmiral, as seen on my return
From ‘chez moi’ at CdM:

My CdM house
My CdM house
Being here has many advantages including the wonderful and consistent light, the very rare opportunity to complete paintings on locations and best of all, the chance to speak with proprietors and other, to learn more about this little known yet amazing region, its vines and wines, Gaillac.
Peinture progrès, excellente lumière pour la peinture, des progrès constants avec Chateau de Lacoix, encore un long chemin à parcourir.
Être ici présente de nombreux avantages, y compris la merveilleuse et cohérente la lumière, l’occasion très rare de compléter les peintures sur les lieux et le meilleur de tous, la chance de parler avec les propriétaires et les autres, pour en apprendre davantage sur ce peu connu encore étonnante région, ses vignes et des vins , Gaillac.
Painting progress, excellent light for painting, steady progress with Chateau de Lacoix, still a long way to go.

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