San Gimignano

Florence The first time I went to San Gimignano was in February 1999. We took the bus from Florence to visit this Medieval Tuscan hilltop town after seeing it on a holiday programme. I saw its 14 famous towers for the first time from several miles away. It made me even more eager to explore … Read more

Florence from Piazza Michelangelo

Piazza Michelangelo

Florence Going to Florence in February has its advantages and disadvantages. You don’t get the crowds or searing heat that you can experience in the summer months, however the weather is usually cold and sometimes wet.  I recall painting a 14″ x 10″ watercolour from Piazza Michelangelo. Susan was standing over me with an umbrella … Read more

The Artist’s Wife, Venice

Artist's Wife

Painting on Location Susan became the Artist’s Wife in 1993 when we got married. It was Susan who first introduced me to Italy two years previously. She had lived in Venice for five years and was always enthusing about the country, its people, the culture and of course, the food and wine. We made our … Read more

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