Cindy Briggs Paints the Couleurs de la Provence

Seeing the spring awaken in Provence, Bend Artist Cindy Briggs spent February through April painting landscapes, villages and markets near her home base of L’Isle sur la Sorgue. Cindy shared, “I taught my first workshop in Provence and it was a full circle experience to return. Upon arrival the trees were barren and it often rained; then I experienced the blossoming of the season as my heart and spirit was renewed with the fresh colors of flowers, lavender, vineyards, poppies, wisteria and fruit trees.
“I had a wonderful apartment in the center of the town known for its colorful weekly markets, waterwheels, and antiques. Almost everything I needed was within a walk or bicycle ride away. Once the weather cleared my drives took me further out into the countryside to paint the landscape and old world architecture that I’m drawn to.”
During May, Briggs will be teaching a watercolor sketchbook class at the Art Station on May 9 and Painterly Portraits May 12 and 13. Her work is represented by Gary Cooley Collection Gallery in Sisters and she is a member of the High Desert Art League.
Cindy’s original plein air watercolors and oils, travel sketchbook, painting demonstration along with jewelry, prints and cards will be on display at Broken Top Club along with special guest artists for opening night. Guest artists are from her Broken Top Club Watercolor Group.
Artist’s Reception, Friday, May 19 from 5-7pm. The exhibit runs through June 15..
Broken Top Club, 62000 Broken Top Drive, Bend

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