Driving in France

Driving South in France yesterday from Brittany to Toulouse, no problems except a few ‘bouchon’. I passed Saint Emilion, one of my favourite places to paint. Saint Emilion is classified as ‘une Petite cité de caractère’ is also justifiably the most famous name for red wine. For those who wantDriving South in France yesterday from … Read more

Huge success !

Fin du festival des lanternes de Gaillac avec un record de 425.000 spectateurs   Le Musée “inVINcible VIGNEron” near #Gaillac, S W #France has my original 2 m painting [copyright still mine] on permanent display which inspired several of the Chinese artists. Visit, enjoy ! Discover The Port of Gaiilac 1863 painting and the story … Read more

A le musée Lapérouse

What were you doing today?
I was in glorious Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage town.

Albi, Tarn, France
Albi, a view

I started with the Lapérouse museum. LAPÉROUSE, CITIZEN OF THE WORLD. as in the French answer to Captain Jame Cook.

le musée Lapérouse
At le musée Lapérouse

Jean-François de Galaup de Lapérouse of Albi.
https://www.laperouse-france.fr/
Then shopping for clothes and ‘things’ for my house.

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A diplomatic, request

South America/Pacific cruise ships and Lapérouse.
An unusual, diplomatic, request to use one of my paintings.
Lapérouse who was the French answer to the immortal Captain James Cook.
I researched and painted “Lapérouse and the First Fleet”. That was the first time anyone had rendered the ships correctly while many artists tried and failed.
Lapérouse
Laperouse entering Botany Bay

The following is quoted with the author’s kind permission.

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France, new two-way speed cameras in unmarked cars

Two-way speed cameras go live in France in unmarked cars just in time fore the Toussaint holiday.This follows discussions proposing many speed limits are cut by 10 kph 

The new mobile speed cameras will be able to catch speeding vehicles in either directions – to pass at speed in either direction means you are ‘nicked’… 

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Brest

I left a sunny warm Théhillac in some haste, to arrive safely at Brest. Later we went and plucked plums in the rain, for jam making, then had a long walk around the port with it’s many shops and restaurants.  I noticed the commercial part of the port is reviving. Brest, home of the dashing ‘Goélette’ La … Read more

Up and running

Aujourd’hui j’ai terminé la mise en place de l’exposition à Gaillac. La réception sera demain (vendredi) de 18h00 à 21h00. A very rare moment in the life of this artist, up and running. Today I completed setting up the exhibititon in Gaillac. The reception will be tomorrow (Friday) 18.00 to 21.00 A few photos to … Read more

Nous vous invitons au vernissage

Mes amis, attention, share SVP, merci, Note d’intentione’ “Vin, au Château, Gaillac“. Nous vous invitons au vernissage le Vendredi 2 Décembre, à 18h au RSVP Ou? L’exposition sera ouverte du 2 au 30 Décembre 2016. Place d’Hautpoul�, 81600 Gaillac, Département Pôle “Culture & Attractivité”, Mairie de Gaillac,�80, Département du Tarn, Occitanie.� Tél.: 05 63 81 … Read more