In the Studio. 2010, oil 23 x 18 inches.
My studio in La Bontellerie is double height and has windows on both sides with traditional French shutters. The spinster French lady, Antoinette, who occupied the house before us used this lovely big space, which even has a magnificent stone fireplace, for rabbits in hutches and general agricultural clutter. We replaced the earth floor with these traditional, hand-made tiles which change colour with the sunlight. One morning before the shutters on the far side were open, I saw my own shadow cast clearly on them and that was how the painting began.
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