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Souvenirs,
So I went back during my holiday to see Mme Ledoux who hold the local food store to see if I could take a picture of the painting she bought from me in1997 as I had lost the picture she has sent me years ago..
This picture is the last I painted on the Island during my 5 months stay, and one of the best I would say…
After having the chance to spend my last 3 summers on my own on the Island and not being artistically productive, it was for me to prove myself first that I could still be a good painter or erase the word artist for my description…
Emotionally my 20th was not getting better, but thanks to the support of some locals and painting commissions I managed to pull out a few nice paintings and make a bit of money.
I made around 750£ in that period which without tax constitute quite a good average worker wage, but still even living in a tent without a rent wasn’t enough to cover those five months…not too bad….could have been a bit stronger and more organised…
Anyway with the choice to try to settle and make my life I decided again to go back home to see if I could do anything more constructive for my future which ended by me spending the two months heading to Christmas the hands in ice cold meat in a factory…I didn’t paint or draw for a time…I decided that art should be your life first, art should be in your mind ………………………………………………………………
On the steps of the impressionists..

Mon étalage de peintures. 1997

Mon étalage de peintures. 1997

Sauzon Sept.1997- Oil 63x50

Sauzon Sept.1997- Oil 63×50

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