Welcome back to Chez Nous.
Good news – as the renovation of my atelier d’art is progressing slowly but steadily, I have managed to reclaim my number one metier, painting. And for once I am not talking about painting walls, but painting as in fine art and illustration. Although the emphasis of this blog has been on the renovation and restoration of our house here in Mazamet, I feel it is time to come clean about my artistic endeavours also, as I am currently embarking on a painting project about Chez Nous and more widely, the region I am lucky to live in.
|Some of my earlier paintings from 2006 to 2010|
|Some of my most recent, pattern based pieces|
|Old postcards of Mazamet showing the town centre, processing of pelts – a key industry for the region and one of the now abandoned factories.|
|Small watercolour and pencil sketches inspired by the patterns of our wonderful encaustic cement tiles|
|Tile sketches in blush pink, carmine and burgundy|
|My front door.|