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Abundant Provence

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Living and painting this year (2016) in Europe and writing a column for Arts Avenue magazine in Canada is keeping me abundantly busy... and grateful for the pleasure of it all. Provence, a stunning region of southern France, has been home for several months. The season has changed, but remains beautiful as the countryside changes. All the visual and sensory gifts of this region, and my fondness for the country kitchen and ordinary objects in our house here, led to a series of paintings celebrating the abundance of everyday life here. Cézanne is a constant presence, along with inspired forays into abstract territory -- as you you can see in my recent paintings here on this site.

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