"Twisted Realism" A visual artist, creating moody black and white tonal drawings in charcoal, pastel and graphite. Inspired by the human figure, story telling and Europe.


It's about 8.30am when we head out into Paris....

...and strike a route to the Champs Elysee, which is slow and still unwinding at this hour. We enter the boulevard from the Place de Concord, in the very heart of Paris, where vast acres of cobblestoned roads, that seem to have no rhyme or reason, are negotiated by motorists with ease and speed, who amazingly appear to arrive at the other side with little stress. 

The pavements are wet from overnight cleaning and the shops along the boulevard slow to react to a new day. The who's who of haute couture purveyors line what surely must be one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world. And the show rooms of car makers project you into the 22nd century with their sparkling high tech displays and futuristic concept vehicles.

When reworking an old building, the French surround it with scaffolding and an image of what will be.
(Double click on this image and marvel at the torn corrugated cardboard)

Beautiful window at the Luis Vuitton shop, Champs Elysee.

Citroen concept car at a most remarkable showroom, 
where a five story vertical spindle rotates displaying their cars on platforms along it's length.

Movement past ancient ruins in the Louvre.

Late afternoon sun in the Jardin des Tuileries, 
the spacious gardens at the entrance to the Louvre.
People recline on green garden chairs...

...around grassy tree lined parks with bronze sculptures...

...and stroll amidst magnificent buildings.
Paris is magnificent from every angle.

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