Cicadas, Chinese and Others

Cicadas, Chinese and Others

The wonderful Ming exhibition I wrote about led me to thinking about cicadas. I have always loved their songs, Mediterranean, coastal Georgian and many other versions; to me, their heady, penetrating calls have always symbolised summer days of happiness and peace....
Hokusai’s Example

Hokusai’s Example

When I was looking a the lovely collection of Hokusai’s small and intense drawings in the Museum at Noyers sur Serein, I kept thinking about his enthusiastic approach to drawing. A brief quote of his about drawing, ” Je tracerai une ligne et ce sera la...
Burgundy Drawings

Burgundy Drawings

It is done – I have managed to produce 15 drawings for the exhibition at the Musée de Noyers! What a relief! I deliver them next Monday and the exhibition will run concurrently with the show I have hanging at the gallery at La Porte Peinte. Preparing for an exhibition...