The “Lendou” series of etchings was inspired by a small river which meanders through a valley near Lauzerte. The fields there are filled with fruit, maize and sunflowers and framed by hills covered with oak woodlands.

The “Lendou” series has been followed by “Bagat”, “Ste Thècle” and “St Amans de Pellagal” – among others. Bagat-en-Quercy is near the village of Montcuq a few kilometres north-east of Lauzerte and is framed on one side by a steep ridge that looks down into two different valleys – a perfect vantage point for the landscape artist!

Ste Thècle is a village near Moissac and is one of the area’s centres for the production of the Chasselas table grape. The sketches for “St Amans” were made in a hidden valley of immense beauty to the south-east of Lauzerte.


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