Silk Art Exhibition in Ménerbes
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Silk Art Exhibition in Ménerbes this Summer

Until the end of September, La Vie en Soie II is an installation of textile creations by artist Joanna Staniszkis in Ménerbes. Located in Hotel de Tingry on Rue Cornille, next to the historic Dora Maar House, the exhibition includes recent works by Staniszkis, a Canadian who has lived in …

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Artists Open House Forcalquier
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGuest PostInspire

Artists Open House a Reason to Visit Forcalquier

The artists and artisans of Forcalquier open their doors for the ninth edition of Ateliers Ouverts from July 29th through August 1st, 2022. Les Ateliers Ouverts Truly a celebration of creativity, the event takes place throughout the town with street entertainment, outdoor photo displays and art shown in galleries, shop …

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RAIL CAR BY BOB DYLAN @ Chateau la Coste
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Bob Dylan’s Rail Car Pulls into Château la Coste

Diehard fan or not, you are likely aware of Bob Dylan’s success as a singer-songwriter and musician. However, it might have surprised others (besides me) when he won the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” But, on the other …

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Shopping Made in France Rose et Marius Craftsmanship
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Curated Shopping for Made in France Our Provencal Marketplace

A collection of handcrafted and limited production French products. Recognizing the effort that artists put into their chosen creative path, we hope that this virtual space opens the doors to those workshops. So please take a glimpse into the artists’ studios and read their stories. The Perfectly Provence marketplace links …

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Christian Detaux Don Quixote face
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireKeith Van Sickle

Christian Detaux The Evolution of a Provençal Artist

Life and Art Christian Detaux had finished his long career in the automotive industry, where he led a team of 200 engineers and was itching to go back to his first love: art. As a young man, he had planned to pursue a career as an artist, enrolling in the …

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Mont Sainte-Victoire Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Mont Sainte-Victoire Celebrate and Revered in Provence

The massif looks like a fortified stone ridge or a sharp triangle pointing to the sky, depending on how you approach Mont Sainte-Victoire. Regardless of the time of day or season, the only certainty is that the mountain, located on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, never looks the same twice. Artists …

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Jil Steenhuis painting the Almond Blossoms
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottGuided Holiday ToursInspire

Provence Painting Weeks with Jill Steenhuis Embrace the Soul

Have you ever dreamed of painting in the place where Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and many others found inspiration? If so, join Jill Steenhuis, an American who has spent four decades studying the same landscapes as these masters, for a painting week in Provence. Provence …

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Painting Workshops Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Get Creative in Provence Painting Holidays

It’s incredible how the energy in someone’s words radiates positivity. Reading Tessa Baker’s newsletter about her 2022 painting holidays in Provence, Antigua and the Cinque Terre, I felt like life is finally returning to “normal.”  We connected via Zoom to talk about her new creative projects, including an online course …

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Artists' Studio at Moulin de Greoux
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Artist Residency in Provence Creativity in an Olive Mill

Provence Invites Creativity Driving through towards Moulin de Gréoux, a soft evening light brushed the limestone spires of the Alpilles. At the same time, the olive groves and vineyards near Les Baux de Provence and Maussane created a multi-hued quilt of green vegetation. I did wonder how one might capture …

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Château Barbebelle Wine and Art
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireProvence WineZine

A Visit to Château Barbebelle Wine Art and Charity

Provence is abuzz this time of year with fabulous offerings of art, music, opera, film, wine tastings, and the usual fêtes that move from village to village. We travelled from New England to Provence last month specifically for this show by French painter Gérard Isirdi at Château Barbebelle in Rognes, …

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