Postcard from Provence is a diary in daily paintings by British artist Julian Merrow-Smith, following the changing seasons of his adopted home in the Vaucluse, in the South of France. His still life paintings are inspired by objets trouvés, pottery and seasonal produce from the local markets whilst many of his landscape paintings picture scenes within walking distance of his studio.
The inspiration for the site came in 2004 with the arrival deep in the French countryside of a high-speed internet connection and Duane Keiser's pioneering A Painting a Day blog. The daily painting blog format has since been taken up by hundreds of artists attracted by the commitment a daily practice demands and the opportunity to share their work with people all over the world. Postcard from Provence has gone on to receive international acclaim in the media being featured in The New York Times, The London Times, USAToday, The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian.
Julian Painting Plein Air for the BBC's 'Wild Provence'
- New York Times, Feb 2006
- Yahoo Picks, April 2006
- Domino Magazine, July/August 2006
- USAToday, August 2006
- Lines and Colors, November 2006
- The Times, June 2007
- The Sunday Telegraph, July 2007
- Apartment Therapy, June 2008
- The Guardian, October 2008
- Lines and Colors, October 2008
- Making a Mark, October 2008
- New York Times, March 12, 2009
- Traditional Home Magazine, April, 2009
- Oakland Tribune, June 2009
- Artists and Illustrators Magazine, Sept 2010
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