At Geoff and Lorri’s
We drove from the port of Southhampton to a small town outside of Guildford, getting lost along the way. I didn’t mind one bit because the passing scenery looked like every pastoral painting of England I’d ever seen with rolling hills, fluffy shrubbery, and massive clouds in a blue sky casting shadows on the landscape below. I even spied a few thatched cottages along the way.
Geoff and Lorri, treated us as treasured guests. The table was set with cheese, olives, and crusty bread, very European, and our conversation was lively and intelligent. I must admit, a British accent sounds much more sophisticated than one from New Jersey.
Lorri showed us her beloved garden, apologizing for the state of this and that, as only an avid gardener would. Geoff took me into his tiny painting studio bursting to the rafters with color, pattern, and texture.
We are given the one and only bedroom, while our hosts took the fold-out couch. A small house holding very big hearts.
Next stop: London
The Blog here.
For more than three months I traveled-Thailand, the US, England, Portugal, and Spain. Drawing and painting is a powerful way to capture a specific place and time. Here are 20 works documenting the epic journey. They are not pictures of the most beautiful sights, or historical treasures, but rather a documentation of where I slept along the way. They represent a jumping off point for remembrance.
In the Mirror series here. Drawings and paintings done on location whenever I am away from home. An artist/traveler’s visual diary.