davidwelsh... Art of Provence
Follow the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, and others whose love affair with Provence
has inspired them, and still inspires others to immortalise this beautiful region.

In Provence everyone wants to be a painter ...

  and who can blame them. The surroundings breathe beauty. It's hard not to fall in love with a region such as this. That’s why Cézanne and Van Gogh kept painting & painting. It continues to inspire artists to this very day.

Many artist’s  have tried to emulate the masters of impressionism, as a visit to galleries in Provence will show. However for me , Vincent Van Gogh is the artist who expresses himself through bold colour, even when in a high emotional state.

He used symbolic and expressive values of colour to convey his internal emotions on canvas, and yet the same colours are still visual today for us all to recreate the atmosphere  and light of this amazing region.

If it is your desire to paint in Provence can I give you one piece of advice “ Paint from your heart “ and don’t  try to paint in  the style of ....... !

Vincent van Gogh - Self Portrait