September 16, 2012

Summer news

It's been an interesting summer to say the least.
I have finally done (more or less on the spur of a summer inspirational moment) what I've been dreaming about for a few years, and moved out of Paris.
I've found a small studio to work, and a place to live in the hills towards the south of France.  I finally get to wake up to hills and green trees.  It's meant leaving the security of a paying job, but at some point I did have to choose....

...and there wasn't much debate!

Chatillon Arts et Vigne 2012

My second time participating at the art festival at Chatillon en Diois.
Lovely as always! This time I shared a gallery space in the main street of the medieval village with 3 other artists.  One of them, Tanguy, is actually a painter from whom I bought a painting about 5 years ago (I bought another one this year too);  and two other artists, Germaine and Evelyne.

I also spent 2 days holding batik workshops.  The organisers provided the art classroom in the school and I had around 7 participants each day.  A big first for me.. I was surprised by how well it went actually.