Artworks for sale at the Flea Market at Clignancourt, Paris, pencil on A4 paper, April 2023
A few drawings done in Paris at the end of April 2023 around the 19th & 20th arrondissement.Continue reading Belleville
The corner of Rue de Tourtille & Rue de Belleville from a table on the first floor of cafe Belle Vie, Paris, May 2023Continue reading Streets
Paris, April 2023
Drawings ( not in chronological order!) from a walk along the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris from Republique to La Villette.Continue reading Canal Walk
Glanum was a Roman town built around a sacred spring in what is now Provence.
I saw the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries at the Musée national du Moyen Âge in Paris in the Autumn. They’re really great reference material for the prints and paintings I’m doing based on Medieval subjects. It is believed that the tapestries depict the senses.
The fortified city of Carcassonne, Languedoc, Winter 2008.
The fortress of Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited place in France outside Paris. It was heavily (and creatively) restored by Eugene Viollet-le-Duc in the 1850’s so it has a strange ersatz appearance that is reinforced by the souvenir shops and cafeterias that occupy the grounds. Out of season its a grey, damp and quite spooky place. Great for drawing though.