When I was a teenager, I secretly wanted to be an artist, like my mother, who went to art school in her forties.
But I was not ready then, I did not have her artistic flair, so I studied languages and art history instead.
My life long interest in art, both classic and modern, greatly influences my photographic work and last summer we visited northern Italy, where many of the paintings we saw inspired this Chiaroscuro collection.
A year ago, I went to Cornwall for the first time and visited several of the county's fabulous gardens. The gardens and trees are over a hundred years old and the camellias were in full bloom.
I had just launched this site and I wrote about the Trelissick house and gardens, where many of these photos were taken.
The flowers' jewel colours and dark shining leaves were an inspiration, so reminiscent of classic chiaroscuro paintings that I've admired in museums.
Beautiful quality prints of these amazing flowers are available in the Shop.
I hope you enjoy these images as much as I've enjoyed creating them to share with you.
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Bravo et merci Henrietta ! Vivent les camélias ! Et tu nous envoies ces photos juste au moment ou le printemps se confirme !
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Welcome to my blog:
My French Country Life.
I'm British born, but moved to France decades ago for love.
My blog is about my photography and my life in the French countryside, near Paris.
I create images that are greatly influenced by art, both past and present, that you can buy in the shop.
I'm happy to discuss comissions.
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