Friday, July 27, 2007

Thanks to Les Amis de la Grande Vigne

The committee visits last night at the atelier

I want to express my thanks to the Committee of Les Amis de la Grande Vigne for the opportunity to come to Dinan and spend the month painting.

The artist Yvonne Jean-Haffen started the program before her passing at the age of 98 in 1993, and she bequeathed her home as a museum and the artist's studio as a place for artists to come and paint the beauties of Brittany. The Committee selects one artist each month to come to Dinan, and I'm incredibly grateful for the honor and am proud to join the ranks of excellent artists who have benefited from this remarkable program.

The only problem is that there is such a remarkable variety of natural beauty, historic scenes, wonderful characters, and amazing landscapes that a month isn't time to paint it all. But I've also been taking photos--more than 1,000 of them--so I'll have material to work with for a long time to come.

Merci beaucoup, Les Amis de Grande Vigne! a' Bientot!

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