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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Atelier de Couleurs Workshop in Menerbes Where Period Furniture Gets a New Look

Artistic Menerbes Once you have visited the hilltop village of Menerbes, it is easy to understand why the Luberon and this town has enchanted so many. The charming main street compels you to pause and wander through an art gallery, or have a drink at one of the restaurants, particularly …

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Artist in the Market @CuriousProvence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceAshley TinkerLifestyle: Art & Culture

Artist at the Market: Grigore Dontu

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: My favourite painter that sells in Provençal markets is undoubtedly Grigore Dontu. This handsome Moldovian is a little camera shy (the mysterious silent type); however, since I see him so often (as I wander the markets so often) we’ve come to know each other. …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Let Out Your Inner Artist in Provence

Inspired by the scenery to let out your inner artist the Ateliers Fourwinds Artist Retreat located just outside of Aureille it is a perfect venue for aspiring artists of all types. Or perhaps your inner artist could gain inspiration from American artist Jill Steenhuis who now paints Cezannes Provence. You can …

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Painting Trips in Provence @TessaBaker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

At the Easel Painting Trips in Provence with Tessa Baker

Lorgues is located in the middle of wineries and fields of olive trees. It is in the center of the department of the Var between the Mediterranean Sea and the Gorges du Verdon. Source: Wikipedia Based on that description, it might be difficult to think of a more idyllic location …

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Painting Workshops in 2016 in Provence

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Julie, our travel planning expert, has prepared a comprehensive list of trip options for artists looking to expand their painting repertoire to include the region that inspired Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso and now so many others. The year ahead looks perfect for painting with Provence-based …

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Painting Uzes Place aux Herbes #Uzes #PlaceauxHerbes @dgnbarker
Artists Inspired by ProvenceDuncan BarkerLifestyle: Art & Culture

Painting Uzès

I’ve been thinking a lot about Uzès recently – walking, looking, taking photographs and looking at photographs. But there’s been more time spent staring at canvases on which I’ve tried to capture something of the essence of the town. From my studio I can see the Duché, the cathedral and …

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Barbara painting @BarbaraPitcher
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Barbara Pitcher Paints her Provence World

Barbara Pitcher is a talented lady who can switch from fluent English to French to Italian to Spanish in the same sentence. As I discovered not only is Barbara linguistically gifted, she graduated from the University of Toronto in French and Italian language and literature, but she is also a …

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Jill Steenhuis and Sergio Ruffato exhibits in #AixenProvence
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Jill Steenhuis Exhibits in Aix Annual Show

By aixcentric Every June, there’s a must-visit exhibition in Aix from a talented local family – painter Jill Steenhuis, her sculptor husband Sergio Ruffato plus their son Serge, also a sculptor. Jill paints in an impressionistic style and usually takes her inspiration from Aix, the Sainte-Victoire and the countryside around …

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Profusion by Barbara Pitcher #Artists #Provence
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Creative Display Next Weekend by Barbara Pitcher

By aixcentric Three local creatives are getting together next weekend to exhibit their work. ‘Profusion’, above, is typical of the exuberant and colourful impressionistic/abstract style of Barbara Pitcher. She works with oils, acrylics and mixed media to paint flowers and locations that resonate with her. Barbara is a Canadian/Italian who …

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AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Jill Steenhuis at Work

By aixcentric Jill’s view of the Aix Cathedral. The video clips show how she composes and builds her paintings Jill Steenhuis is an American painter who loves Cézanne. She lives locally with her family and paints in the master’s footsteps. I love her colourful, impressionist-style work with its exuberant brush-strokes …

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