Each time I begin a blog post, it seems to start off with “One of my favourite things in France is ….”
Sorry about that, but every day, every experience in this wonderful new world of mine seems to be better than the last.
One of my favorite things in France is seeing behind village walls and witnessing the inside beauty of the stone buildings and centuries-old houses. Especially those homes which have been converted from a former French silk mill.
This time I had the pleasure of visiting the home of Jean Marie Memin, one of the artists I’ve admired since my earliest time in Uzes. Happily I’ve seen his work in various exhibitions over the past couple of years. He is a master at pen and ink drawings which he uses to illustrate people and their “traits.”
Last week I tagged along with my artist friend, Andy Newman, to visit Memin at his home to see various artwork on view. We were warmly received by Jean Marie and his lovely wife, who is also an artist. We were served apéritifs and offered a peek at the rooms on the main floor. Of course, I had to pull out my camera so I could share this with you.
Oh happy day! I hope you enjoy this visit and view behind the walls, too.
An artist’s home within a restored French silk mill
I’m always curious about the artwork that artists display in their own homes. Among the beautiful pieces, this one stood out to me.
A quick view of a part of the house that surrounds the garden.
A farewell to new friends
A small example of Jean Marie Memin’s work which includes a “porchette signet” collection. Each porchette signet contains a series of small drawings put together with a theme.
P. S. The Memins are hoping to move back to Marseilles to live near family in so the home is for sale. It’s about 20 minutes from Uzes. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more details. I’m not an agent, but I’m always glad to connect people who want to move to France!
Posts about Memin and the exhibitions of his work I’ve visited:
Post about Andy Newman’s work