Valbonne, street corner

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This is the Alexis Julien street just round the corner from the English Book Centre where I sell some of my sketches.

When I was standing there, I saw a little lady popping her head out of the window, she was wearing a lovely pink hat which, from my point of view, was a colourful dot on the imposing facade of a big house. Just what I needed for a more lively picture !

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Villa Fontaine in Antibes

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D’une vieille famille antiboise, Marie-Jeanne Fontaine a vécu toute sa vie rue du Bas-Castelet. Citoyenne d’honneur de la ville, elle souhaita que cette villa, au-dessus de la placette Kazantzakis, soit léguée à la ville pour y accueillir des artistes. Décédée sans testament, cette dernière volonté fut respectée par sa famille au début des années 90.

This house was given by its owner to Antibes town so that it could be used by artists.

Now on a regular basis, artists in residence stay there for short period of time.

 

 

Hot news from the “Quel cirque” exhibition

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My painting”the lion tamer” was voted by the public the winner of  the best watercolour for the “Quel cirque exhibition” in Valbonne !

I am very grateful to have been part of such a successful exhibition with over 800 visitors and my thanks go particularly to Marina Kulik, watercolour teacher at the Hangar(http://www.hangarart.org/), whose endless energy and commitment allowed all that to happen !