Last year I posted about the big Pétanques event of St Cannat; I’ve designed a fabric based on drawings of lazy summer afternoons in Provence:…

I was commissioned to create an illustration evoking the feel of films made in and about Marseille for a “web doc” to be used interactively at…

I was lucky enough to have been invited to join my friends/family Dick & Barbara Currier on their holiday cruising the Canal du Midi. The…

There are dozens of fountains, and no wonder, because Aix en Provence sits atop limestone that is riddled with springs. After all, it’s original, Roman,…

Aix’s sister to the south, Marseille, is the one with the big personality. The Aixois stereotype is that of a well-off, sophisticated, well-dressed bourgeois. In…

My American niece lives in what appears to be Beatrix Potter-land. Although this wonderful illustrator lived north of  Buckinghamshire, which is where I visit, the…

Sometimes, especially when traveling and one exists in a kind of bubble separate from the unfamiliar surroundings, an image burns itself into my mind. A…

I have a lot more time now to observe, and living in a town, the creature to which I have ready access is my fellow…

Periodically, and all over the world, artists get together for an informal “sketch crawl”. Locals decide the spot to convene at, and you’re on your…

  The best part about airplane travel is the view from the window. Time to reflect without the distractions of everyday life. And a broad-view…

I love this city! Even in drizzly and cold November, everything about it appeals. Aesthetically, both olden traditions and the latest design trends, are everywhere…

Family ties pulled me northward for a week in the land of Beatrix Potter and the Wind in the Willows. My great niece and nephew…

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