I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Provence, painting and experiencing the culture, with Vera Dickerson and Robin Poteet of the Studio School in Roanoke. It was a trip of a lifetime for me. I loved the landscape, history, culture, food, and people of France. It was a thrill to paint there, and to spend time in markets, ancient towns, vineyards, a ranch, and beautiful mountains. Most of these paintings were done on site.