Buying, or at least viewing paintings over the internet is obviously not ideal, paintings after all are not just images, they have a presence, a physicality. I do think however, one can get a pretty good idea of what one likes even in cyberspace. For
this reason I am very happy to offer a money back guarantee to any purchaser. If a particular painting interests you check with me by email or phone and I will let you know if it is still available and what the shipping costs will be.
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Commissioning a Painting
If you would like to enquire about commissioning a portrait or a painting, please phone or email me. I have completed many commissions and can provide examples of past work relevant to your particular project along with references and responses from previous
I have written a page
here about portrait commissions
Since buying a house in nearby Bedoin in 2004 much of our effort and money is going into creating a studio/gallery at the new house. For this reason the gallery/studio at Crillon-le-Brave
hours will be erratic is closed and If you would like to visit it is imperative that you call or email to make an appointment, all contact details can be found on the
contact details page
Visiting Provence and the Comtat Venaisson
The Comtat Venaisson area of Provence is stunningly beautiful at any time of year, but the time to see it at its very best, is Spring and Autumn. The Ventoux region is very well placed for transport, with Marseille's international airport an hour's drive
away and the TGV at Avignon providing fast and reliable rail links to Paris, London and the rest of Europe. If you would like more information about the Ventoux area then I suggest you visit some other web sites of interest, particularly
Hostellerie de Crillon-le-Brave which is very informative. The Hostellerie is a superb Hotel set up ten years ago by two enterprising Canadian's, and it just happens to be on
my doorstep. A member of 'Relais and Châteaux' it has a rather good restaurant and the terrace has commanding views of Mont Ventoux and is a beautiful spot to eat out on a summers evening. Their website has lots of useful information
on the area, how to get here, and things to do. If wine is your big interest then the place to stay is at Domaine des Anges. Janet and Malcolm Swan have lived here for over 25 years, making superb wine under the Côtes du Ventoux
appellation (with an occasional chardonnay which has to be labelled vin de pays du Vaucluse). Their property includes several gîtes to let and Janet can be contacted through me. Another source for property to rent in the area is
John Reese at
www.france.co.nz. He runs a travel business from Wellington, New Zealand, which includes much of the best property to rent in the area. The nearest rental properties to Crillon-le-Brave
are in the village Caromb 2 kms down the hill. Le Charmery (CAR102) even has some of my paintings on the walls.