Monday, August 24, 2009

One of Warb's self portraits on show at Galerie La Tour Montsalès. The show is going well - lots of appreciative visitors coming and good sales. It' s now going to run until the 13th of September instead of the 7th.
My apple laptop has died now ( in addition to the camera) - my fingers are well and truly crossed for the washing machine...! Fortunately the tour has a laptop and I can borrow it until I get a new computer sorted out.

BTW... we produced a small catalogue for the show. 20 pages, full colour with essays by Daniel Lefranc and Ian Warburton (in French). We've sold out for the moment but are going to reprint this week. If you are interested please email me. Cost is 5 euro plus postage.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Warb at La Tour

I wish I'd had a camera this morning. At 9.30 a neighbour came by to collect Warb's paintings and take them to the tour - thankfully only a couple of miles away. Said neighbour has a huge roof rack on his van so a dozen large paintings fitted on easily. Another car load of friends arrived and another neighbour on his motorbike. Once everything was loaded we set off to Montsalès - a convoy of 3 vehicles and 1 motorcycle outrider - we drove all the way there at about 30 mph with the hazards flashing! So funny!

The show is up and looks great. If I climbed the tour once today I must have done it 20 times - I'll pay for it tomorrow. The pv is at 6 pm. Venez nombreux!

Friday, August 14, 2009

and now for...

something quite different! I had a sudden desire to make this collage so despite the fact that this is probably the busiest week of the year with Warb's exhibition in the Tour starting on Monday, I did! It all worked out paler than I anticipated - ( the letters are covered with a layer of tissue paper but the circles aren't) - but it was good fun!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Just had a call from my Mum in Dublin to say that Poplar won 1st prize in the tapestry category at the RDS National Crafts Competition!

Monday, August 3, 2009

colette bessac lefranc

I haven't got around to getting a new camera is photo of a piece by my friend Colette Bessac Lefranc who also happens to be the president of the association Galerie La Tour Montsalès and one half of the driving force behind the renovation/restoration of the tower.

I have uploaded photos of the tower inaugural festivities to the website here and a page for Warb here.