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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Artist Residency Experience in France

Une résidence d'artiste en Bretagne

Follow along with me as I grow as a painter and artist.

I have been selected to participate in a five week Residency through The Alfred and Trafford Klots Program for Artists through the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The Residency is hosted in the medieval village of Léhon Brittany. The competition was fierce and nationwide. Five participants were chosen for a superior portfolio, an outstanding record of exhibition, fellowships, awards, other artist residencies and notable teaching appointments.

The selection committee and program directors have chosen a total of five artists whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegial community. Residency applicants are provided with free housing and studio space. The residency provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany's extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions, a favorite location for the French impressionist.

My work proposal for the Residency “History Reflected in the Waters” will result in 20 oil paintings on panel measuring 20"x20" featuring bridges, medieval buildings and historical trees reflected in the coastal waters and canals in the area surrounding Léhon.

My adventure begins June 22 and will last for 6 weeks.

Une résidence d'artiste en Bretagne


  1. Good luck, Sarah, in your great art adventure. I wish I was going along, but I had my three week trip to France several years ago, and it was extraordinary. I know yours will be as well.

  2. I look forward to witnessing the adventure, Sarah. I know you will have a great time and produce some great paintings!

  3. What an amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to reading about it.
    We are big Tour de Franc fans, watch it live every morning (very early) and just saw the race go through Brittany. Breathtaking.
    Your photos make me absolutely wistful.
    Enjoy, and paint like there's no tomorrow.
    - Coni