A month in France with Matisse..

In 2015 I realized a dream I once had of traveling to France to study Matisse. I spent a month traversing from Paris to Nice, back to Paris and Le Cateau-Cambrésis dedicating countless hours to both the Musée Matisse and the Matisse Museum; all the while getting to know the villages and cities that inspired his artwork throughout his life.

Filling the pages of my sketchbook, 78 sketches were created during this time. Some originals, most studies of a variety of works by Matisse. Here is a selection. 



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