I am bewitched by the beauty around me; I want to record it.

The Lady with the Red Purse by Alice Williams

Les Atelier d’Artistes, (Studio of Artists), is one of charming galleries located on the main street of Lourmarin. It’s made up of twelve artists, three sculptors and eight painters, all French except moi. Besides manning the gallery once a month, we share some of the costs associated. It’s a wonderful location as Lourmarin attracts many tourists.

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In September of 2014 Don and I took our first (and last) cruise. We were to board in Venice at the height of the summer season, and booked ourselves into a very nice hotel the night prior to enjoy a good dinner and walk through the streets. The next morning, we discovered it was the same weekend as George Clooney’s wedding!

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Last September Caline and I decided to go to Cassis for the weekend and paint. It’s a charming fishing village right on the Cote d’Azur less than an hour from Marseille. From Lourmarin, it’s only about an hour and a half drive.

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