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Featured Artist - Blu
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Blu is a valued member of TAS who adds much interesting content to the site.  She is also a fellow expat living in France.  I am therefore delighted to be featuring her here.  Blu represents the epitome of what this site is about.  She only started painting last September and has really got the bug. 

“Onion soup sustains. The process of making it is somewhat like the process of learning to love. It requires commitment, extraordinary effort, time, and will make you cry.”~ Ronni Lundy

Her painting is totally driven by her photography, the two go hand in hand.  She gets inspired everywhere she goes.  As she walks around the fields and forests near her home, she is inspired by nature all around her.  She recently visited Monet's gardens in Fougeres and took hundreds of photos which will be her inspiration for weeks to come. 

A reflection in the river Nancon in Fougeres. The only thing on the water was the curious lonely white leaf at the top of the picture. Adrift ~ dérive.

She desribes her creative journey as 'coming home'.  She has spent her entire life doing other things and sligthly regrets that it has taken so long to get to this point.  Saying that, she is having a great time experimenting and finding her own unique way.  She has been asked to exhibit but she's having far too much fun right now to get too serious.

Wild Flower Funfair

I would describe her work as abstract and impressionistic.  She is clearly inspired by impressionism but also by her surroundings, probably much in the same was as Monet was.  I'm very excited to see more work from this emerging artist.

Lighting the Forest

More of Blu's work can be seen here.

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