Sunday, 3 April 2011
PAINTING THE VILLAGE PEOPLE
MÉZINAIS ET AUTRES PORTRAITS
You are sure to see paintings of people you know if you visit the exhibition MÉZINAIS ET AUTRES PROTRAITS by artist and art teacher Ray Johnstone.
Since arriving in Gascony eleven years ago, Ray’s subjects and many exhibitions have included pigeonniers, petanqueurs and villages all over southwest France.
In his summer 2011 show at the Tourist Office in MÉZIN ( Lot et Garonne) you will meet the whole gamut of village characters - from the Maire and the curé to the hairdresser and the boulounger – including many of the the hoi polloi.
But what about the people you are sure to know?
Well, for this exhibition Ray as and added an extra element of interest - also included are portraits of several French and British VIP’s – Her Majesty and Prince Philip are there, and so are President Sarkozy and Carla Bruni. And as an added bonus, none other than the President of the United States.
AT THE OFFICE DE TOURISME MÉZIN UNTIL MID JULY
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 08:27