A Taste of Garlic

An English Artist in Brittany - Brittany

brittany  An English Artist in Brittany   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceI’ve been looking forward to doing Caroline (of An English Artist in Brittany fame) for a long time now.

Purely in a blog review sense, you understand.

The problem has been that, every time I’ve looked in on her blog, she’s been over in Lancashire where, as we all know,  The Rain, It Raineth Every Day (a bit like Brittany then?)

As Caroline is an artist (did you guess that from the name of her blog?), her posts are illustrated with her paintings and drawings.

And very nice they are too!

A good example would be Thoughts turn to warmer climes where Caroline manages to mention that fundamental requirement for all successful Life in France blogs…. the Citroen 2CV!

Caroline is such a good artist that she even makes Manchester look nice (see To Market, To Market) – now that’s not an easy thing to do.  Many artists over the years have attempted that and given up.

Most haven’t even tried;  think about it…..

When was that last time you saw a Van Gogh or Rembrant painting of Stockport or Levenshulme?

I do have to say that I prefer Caroline’s French paintings.  Check out To the Chateau Borne, part two and We shall draw them on the beaches.

A Brush with Hogshair also made me chuckle.  I won’t say salivate because, although I like piggies (for that read… I love piggies; roast, sautéed, boiled… you cook them, I’ll eat them!), these piggies belong to Stuart and Gabrielle whose permaculture in Brittany I reviewed last December.

But, best of all, I loved the sports paintings…. Autour du Tour (about the Tour de France) and especially, Football Magic.

I hope you enjoy visiting An English Artist in Brittany.  You should take your time and have a good look round.

Me, I’m going to check out the Scary Hair and Specs from the Sixties – wish me luck!

All the best

brittany  An English Artist in Brittany   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

1 Comment

  • By Caroline Johnson, March 19, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    Thank you so much, Keith, for your positive review- makes me feel it’s worthwhile, and someone’s actually reading them!

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