About

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.

Press

Julian Painting Plein Air for the BBC's 'Wild Provence'

Friends of Postcard from Provence

Postcard from Provence is run from a ramshackle farmhouse in the wilds of Provence by myself, my wife Ruth and three highly strung cats. We manage to send out 30,000 plus emails a week. If you'd like to help you can support us through donation or by becoming a Friend of Postcard from Provence : details here

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Questions?

I've put up some answers to a few of the more frequently asked questions here:

FAQ

but feel free to use the contact form below or email me if your question is not covered.

Contact

You can email me at julian@shiftinglight.com or use the form below.

Technical

The site is run using a combination of Movable Type and Textpattern with a tailor made auction system designed and built by Dean Allen