Capturing the colours of a life in France, one magical brush stroke at a time
Bonjour - and thank you for visiting my website!
I am a British artist living in the Languedoc area of the south of France. From the narrow streets of local villages to the vast panoramas of vineyards, mountains & coastline, this area is an endless source of inspiration for me. I have a passion for light and for colour, and I use the wonderful properties of watercolour to create artwork with a unique energy and sense of place.
In addition to developing my own art, I also love teaching, helping and inspiring people to live more creative lives. Do check out my Workshops page for details of upcoming events, holidays and reviews. As a passionate sketcher and the founder of Urban Sketchers Languedoc, my website also includes details of the regular meetings taking place in the 'real' south of France.
Thank you very much for the class on Tuesday. We were very impressed with the amount of things we were able to learn from you in such a short time.
I asked Annette to paint a picture of my furry friend, Miette. The process was very simple. I sent her a few photos, but she also wanted to know a bit about my cat to get a feel for her, which came across in the painting. What she produced was truly delightful, and I have enjoyed showing it to friends.
I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful morning. It was so enjoyable and therapeutic!
I commissioned Annette to make a watercolour painting of our house in Cruzy as a surprise birthday present for my husband. She delivered and more! It’s a beautiful painting and catches the feel of the house perfectly – Thank you SO much Annette! You can post a picture of it if you like and for those who would like to rent it for a week or two can visit us on www.villainlanguedoc.com or fb page Villa in Languedoc
I spent a wonderful day in Montpellier at one of Annette’s beginner workshops. I’m amazed at how much I learned in just a few hours. Annette is a great teacher and really made me feel comfortable – I have gone from thinking “I just can’t draw”, to “I CAN, and it’s fun!”. Annette gave so many useful little tips along the way, which made all the difference to my feeling capable and wanting to continue sketching. Added bonus: I now have a lovely souvenir of the beautiful Montpellier architecture!