Lapérouse, First Fleet, descendant

Meeting direct descendants of famous mariners is for me always thrilling, I feel it a privilege an honour and of course one wonders what traits they have in common with their famous ancestor. Today, ‘Lapérouse and the First Fleet’ created a happy occasion. 
Next best is meeting them via the Internet.

Today via facebook I have a new, modest connection with Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, of Albi, via a direct descendant, who lives in the USA.

Laperouse entering Botany Bay
Laperouse entering Botany Bay
Laperouse, commemorated in Albi with a statue and the ‘place de Laperouse’ near the centre of Albi, was the French answer to the discoveries that stunned all Europe, by Captain James Cook and his crew.
If you enjoy a good yarn, take a look at this: “Laperouse and the First Fleet”.

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Gaillac, a fresh approach

Gaillac, an introduction, a major re edit of this page including completed paintings added, This collection is a project never before undertaken, as of this evening it includes several of my paintings, never before seen on the Internet, completed. You can discover more on the sister web site that specializes in landscapes,, explore, … Read more

Sunset over Vines, 15 September

18.00 h, 2 déc “Soleil sur les #vignes, nouveau 1 de la collection #wine #Gaillac Expo 80, Place d’Hautpoul, Aperçu;

A landscape painting measuring 53 x 81 cms (21” x 32”), oils, available, with its story in pictures on the web site page.

Sunset-over-vines Chateau-Terride, posted 25.11.16
Sunset-over-vines Chateau-Terride, posted 25.11.16
Sunset, over vines detail, Chateau Terride, posted 25.11.16
Sunset, over vines detail 1, Chateau Terride, posted 25.11.16

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Quay to Bourg

One of the “Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux” series. Quay of and to Bourg undated: A landscape painting combined with marine, and web site page both reworked. Measuring 53 x 81 cms (21” x 32”), oils, available, £1,800. ex studio.   The painting From an idea in part developed and sketched while visiting Bourg in … Read more

Frigate Hermione on TV

The frigate Hermione; my good friend Valérie Lambert very kindly wrote to me today “Watch Thalassa this Friday channel France 3 at 8:45 pm …featuring the Hermione”.
A little about Hermione follows below but first for our French friends

~ La frégate Hermione; mon bon ami Valérie Lambert très gentiment m’a écrit aujourd’hui “Voir Thalassa ce vendredi chaîne France 3 à 20h45 … avec l’Hermione”.
Je peignais une image “Hermione” tout récemment, que, suite à une visite remarquable à la cour de navire où la réplique a été construite. 

Hermione, frigate
Hermione, frigate

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Sauternes Picnic

New on our sister web site, “Sauternes Picnic”, Painted mostly on location I hope your get to the commune of Sauternes and discover the many delightful picnic sites and other pleasure of the Ciron ‘Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux’ series, a landscape painting measuring 53 x 81 cms (21” x 32”), oils, available for exhibition … Read more