to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Jul 24, 2010

du Plessis X 2

Our last night in France.  We haven't booked a room as we did not know where and when,  we're confident we'll be lucky.  It seems that we will spend the night in the Seine Maritime region and decide to take the empty and peaceful country roads in search of a small charming guesthouse.  It is high season, so this will not be too obvious ...  We see a few signs along the road but no free rooms.  I suddenly let Wim stop the car because I noticed a well hidden board in the hedge.  A last minute cancellation ... we do have a room!  Small and humble manor from the Napoleon era amidst the fields, a charming landlord. 
Cosy, comfortable, simple 'country chic' room. 

This sign on the bedroom door intrigues me.

The lady of the house, artist painter Aline Laurent, kindly invites guests to visit her studio.

She paints local scenes and her paintings are spread all over the globe since many passing tourists staying in the guesthouse like to purchase a souvenir from their travels through France and Europe.

A decent dinner in a nearby restaurant, just what we need for the night. 
It is only after a few hours that we hear we're spending the night in a house called Manoir du Plessis, located in the little hamlet de Plessis, Vatteville-la-Rue.

And this reminds me of the fact I still have unpublished pictures of the art tour where we saw François du Plessis latest artworks a few weeks ago.

Book Stories - François du Plessis
seen during the Eurode Kunstroute 2010 the last weekend of May. 
Sorry for posting this so late!  I do have more material from other artists, will post it the next days.

More posts - including a studio visit - on François du Plessis : use the 'search this blog' on top right of page.
And his Book Stories on

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