Around France

Amazing Proof That “Art Imitates Life” in France

Artist Friends in France

When the Barefoot Blogger decided to travel to France, this blog was born. It was intended as a “letter back home” to those I know so they could keep up with my adventure. Little did I know that the blog would take on a life of its own. Now it introduces me to new friends from around the world.

Andy Newman, an artist from Massachusetts who lives in France part of the year, made contact after reading a blog post about the Luberon. Not only did he recognize the location of each of the photos in the blog, he had paintings that looked like they were created at the very same spot.  As we passed emails back and forth over the next months, we were amazed at the similarities in my photos and his art work.

Art imitates Life 

A visit to Tresques, France

Before Andy and I met in person, you may remember a blog post about this interesting man who had put aside a prosperous law practice to be an artist. Needless to say, when Andy and his family were in France this summer, we had to meet. He was presenting his work in Tresques, a quaint village that’s less than an hour from Uzès. It was a great day trip through beautiful countryside to visit the exhibit and the town. As you can see from another “art imitates life” painting by Andy, the road to Tresques is lined with plane trees as far as you can see.

artist friends in france

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8 replies »

  1. Great stories , pictures and reflections on life. I have lived in France and for me Provence is a magical place . You are brave keep up the journey…Ivelisse

    • Thank to so much, Ivelisse. I’m so happy this brings back good memories. It’s an amazing place to be, isn’t it? I feel so blessed everyday!

  2. The paintings and the photographs of the villages in France make me think back hundreds of years and wonder about the life that took place in the same buildings and how the village life here still represents the same style today. You almost forget it is 2015 and with a glass of wine you become very calm and it gives you a wonderful mental lift!!!

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