Thursday, 14 December 2017

A New Showcase

One of Georgina's most evocative images has just been selected as among
the 15 artists who have won a space in the 

Mixed Media Winners Video

created by Artists Info.

Here is the link to the video:


Vizzavona, Corsica.  Beeches in snow.
Prints of this image are available in two sizes:
A Limited Edition of 12 at 53cm x 53cm
A Limited Edition of 6 at 100cm x 100cm

Printed on heavyweight Fine Art Rag paper 310gsm using Canon's
archival pigment inks.

Numbered and Signed and with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Prints of this image are also offered for sale through online galleries that represent me:

https://www.artgallery.co.uk/work/239266 

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Photography-Winter-Forest-Vizzavona-Corsica-Large-Limited-Edition-2-of-6/765626/3898109/view

In my opinion Corsica shares, with the West of Scotland, the distinction of being one of
the most atmospheric places on earth.  The Col de Vizzavona joins the North and South
parts of Corsica.  Coming over the pass one day in snow, I stopped to walk through the
beech woods near the road.  Perfect peace.  A relaxing simplicity and only about four
colours.  In the snow some of the trees were clinging to a few of their autumn leaves
like well-placed decorations.  I couldn't resist the temptation to simplify the view even
further and am intrigued by all the little 'creatures' and strange figures that, with a little
imagination, I can see among the trees.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

New On-line Gallery

Georgina is now represented on another on-line gallery 
Artgallery.co.uk
and has been busy 
for the last week or so uploading work onto the site.

To see the work please visit:

 




Sunday, 5 November 2017

Latest Exhibition


We are also represented by Saatchi Art:



 

Living in the Diois


We live in the Diois  -  la France Profonde.  Sometimes it's frustrating to live in 
an area so thinly populated and hence so far from many of the services and
luxuries that town dwellers take for granted.  Little choice for entertainment,
particularly eating out, limited medical facilities and few live cultural events.
But then, both as a discipline and as a pleasure, we justify one of our original reasons
for coming here by walking with a group of Châtillonais, (members of the
Association Fleurs & Fontaines), every Wednesday afternoon.
The walks have the multiple functions of reminding us that we live in some of the world's  most magnificent walking country, largely unspoiled, unpolluted and almost empty, that our
intentions to take regular long walks are too often thwarted by other commitments, but that, on Wednesday afternoon we must drop everything and go.  Last but not least the group's real purpose is to take secateurs and shears to keep the walking paths open.  The
benefits are obvious and help us to keep fit in body and soul.

In the past we have always preferred to walk on our own and we still do when we are looking for new subjects for our prints.  But the group is not merely a discipline but a
very agreeable one.  We learn a lot from the local people who know these mountains and
their history and know and can identify the plants and explain the geology and much more.
It's enriching and amusing and does a great deal to help us with the French language. 

The Diois is in the Drôme near to the border with the Isère Département.  It is an
administrative district surrounding the town of Die. Châtillon-en-Diois, where we live, is about 15 Km further into the unknown at the foot of the majestic cliffs of Glandasse
which is the southern tip of the Vercors Pleateau.  The climate is not quite Provençal but
very nearly.  We have plenty of sunshine all the year round with hot summers and sometimes quite cold winters, plenty of snow and plenty of seasonal variation.  The
wild life is fabulous and around the village we see wild boar, deer, foxes, badgers, three
species of vulture, eagles and other raptors, herons, snakes, gorgeous lizards, enormous toads and even wolves.  The list is endless.
Here are just a few glimpses of the country we walk in and the people we walk with.  They
are all very fit and keep us on our toes.


Serge Baude.  Our 'Chef'















 
The sun doesn't always shine



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

New Image on Saatchi Art


We are also represented by Saatchi Art.  Please visit:


Our Papua New Guinea prints on Saatchi Art are proving extremely 
popular and we have just added this image to the growing
list.

This man on his way home in the rain sums up a lot of the characteristics
that we found so attractive about the New Guinea Highlanders when we lived 
there between 1970 and 1973.  

Normally calm and philosophical the Highlanders accepted strange and, at that time, relatively rare foreigners and their cameras despite having almost certainly never seen a
photograph of themselves.  If need be, they would climb into planes or
helicopters without any outward sign of doubt.  And yet they lived from the land
and found practical solutions to their day to day necessities, such as this interesting
use for a giant fig leaf umbrella.


To see more of our images please visit our website or Saatchi Art,
links above.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Exhibition at the Monastery of Sainte Croix


We are also represented by Saatchi Art:



"Changing With The Times"

19th August  -  14th September 2017

Open every day from 10am to 5pm

Permanences de l’Artiste:
Mardi 22 août 10h30 à 12h30
Vernissage:  le Vendredi 25 août à partir de 18h00
Samedi 26 août de 15h00 à 17h00
Mardi 29 août et Vendredi 1 septembre de 10h30 à 12h30
Vendredi 8 septembre de 15h00 à 17h00
Mardi 12 septembre de 10h30 à 12h30
Ou téléphonez pour prendre rendez-vous au Monastère
Tel: 04 75 21 88 37

 


We'd love to see you all at our
Vernissage: Friday, 25th August at 6 pm

On 19th August we hung 33 of our framed, Limited Edition, prints at the
Monastery of Sainte Croix in the Vallée de Quint near Die.
The exhibition occupies two long, spacious, airy hallways reminiscent
of cloisters but with windows rather than open arches.  The light
is generally excellent and our unglazed prints are evenly and 
agreeably lit by daylight.

We chose the title "Changing With the Times" to allow us to exhibit
a variety of subjects from our earliest work in Papua New Guinea,
through the industrial work which occupied a lot of our career, with
the majority reflecting our more recent landscape and minimalist work  -
an eclectic mixture.  All but one of the prints were framed by 
us in our workshop. 

We are, of course, in the business of photography and of making and 
printing Limited Editions.  Our frames are designed to display the
pictures to what we consider to be their best advantage.  However,
we obviously have a preference for the sale of unframed prints which
buyers can frame according to their own taste.