My wife, Kathleen Gray, contacted the Swiss artist, Doris Schlaepfer, about setting up a residency in Puicheric, in the south of France. We have desired to paint in France for a long time. The house where the residency is located dates back to 1790. We explored the town and came upon an old graveyard with Italian cypress trees and stone statues. There is a beautiful canal and river that runs through the town.
A new series was begun in India a few weeks before arriving in France. A second piece in the series is begun in France and is now in progress. This current series attempts to depict the tension between the mind and the spirit through arrangements of amorphous shaped puzzle pieces.