While living in Hong Kong, surrounded by skyscrapers, we missed the rising and setting of the sun and moon. When we got to Umbria the vast skies opened up. When I caught the sight of the sun setting on the edge of a hill, it always looked as if the sun was rolling downwards. And…

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More painted walls! This I painted ages ago and every time the seasons change it contrasts with the view outside. Once again, tempera paints on a white plastered wall.

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There is still snow outside on the hilltops around my studio, but it’s slowly melting in the woods and around the houses. Here are two new paintings. The second one is my most minimalist of miniature paintings. It is both inspired by Hukosai’s glimpses of Mount Fuji series and by the view of Mount Subasio…

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This is my studio in the snow. I keep it warm with a wood stove and I sometimes feel like I’m painting in the gingerbread house in the middle of the woods. That would technically make me the witch out to eat Hansel and Gretel, but instead I share my beloved ginger biscuits with the…

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A few years ago we were snowed in at Caiporri, much like we are now, and I started a series of snow views, taking inspiration from Hokusai’s ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’. I have painted 10 so far, which isn’t a lot considering they are tiny miniatures (roughly 8cm/12cm – 3in/5in) and along minimalist lines.…

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