Parc du Bagatelle

Paris, France
I have finished my residency at Bagatelle where the subjects were infinite; the ponds, the formal and less formal rose gardens, the enclosed iris garden dedicated to Mr. Forestier who save the garden from destruction in the late 19th century. The difficulty was choosing the subjects! I had to learn new ways of working due to poor weather and lots of visitors. I worked from charcoal sketches, memory and in front of the subject. The Société Chopin is celebrating their 35th annual concert series in the Orangerie of the garden from June 23 to July 14th.and I am honored to be able to show my paintings during the festival, a special thanks to Ariel Paszkiewicz, General Secretary and Antoine Paszkiewicz, President of the Chopin Society.