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France…

More from my collage series working in the studio in France, with fellow artist Reenie…

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My visit to the Matisse Museum in the South of France. Some stealth shots of the galleries, as I was approached by security not to take pictures. Also wonderful ancient ruins that were next to the Museum grounds.

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Well Into my third full day and work is finally coming along. I feel I’m mentally starting to settle into the environment. So much visual stimulation, at first it’s complete chaos. Now I’m starting to focus and do more work. Above are some studies… Just getting loose and exploring ideas. 

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In the studio at the chateau...

As I get settled in my work space here at the chateau, I encounter many challenges with the language. It’s encouraged me to learn a word and or phrase everyday. Today I did several studies and worked on setting up the studio for a large multi-medium painting. This piece will be exhibited here in the gallery late summer 2013.

The dinners served to you here are very special and so are the hosts. La Napoule, I learned, is not really a part of Provence… It’s just south and is in Mandelieu. 

It feels somewhat surreal to be on the Mediterranean with so much history and work to be influenced by. I’m challenging by having so many ideas— because of the overwhelming inspiration on so many levels visual and culturally.

La Napoule is charming and deeply identified by it’s roots. There is not the presence of an enormous modern culture as in many other cities near by. It’s still quiet and quaintly considerate.

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Views from the Henry Clews studio. Located in the main chateau, Henry’s work is all around and executed in a variety of marble, stone, wood and plaster.

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Sea urchins sculptures made of wood. by Henry Clews at Chateau de La Napoule.

Sea urchins sculptures made of wood. by Henry Clews at Chateau de La Napoule.

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Having the privilege to work around this environment is why we dream as artists! 

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             I will arrive in Nice at 10:30 am on Tuesday Oct. 9th, 2012. I can’t wait to get to work in this inspiring location!

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I will arrive in Nice at 10:30 am on Tuesday Oct. 9th, 2012. I can’t wait to get to work in this inspiring location!

I will arrive in Nice at 10:30 am on Tuesday Oct. 9th, 2012. I can’t wait to get to work in this inspiring location!

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