We know it’s months away but we’re already thinking about one of our favorite weeks in Provence. It’s when we collect a group of enthusiastic and excited painters and one talented instructor to spend a week capturing on canvas the magical light and scenery of Provence.
We’re delighted to welcome a new tutor for our 2018 Painting in Provence trip: Allison Chambers. Not only is Allison one of our hot-selling gallery artists but she’s a 2017 trip graduate. We knew hands-down that Allison would be a great choice to lead our 2018 trip: she’s a patient and thorough teacher, she’s enthusiastic and she’s a delight to be around.
HHFA: Bonjour, Allison! First of all, we’re thrilled you’re coming to France with us in 2018. Tell us a little bit about the painting trip you just went on last fall:
AC: although I did not major in art , I graduated from Meredith College with a degree in clothing and textiles and was a retail buyer for years with Ivey’s. When I had kids and wanted more flexibility and creativity, I started a faux and mural painting business in Charlotte and did that for 20 years . My life began again when I remarried, got four new daughters and became a mom of six. My husband encouraged me to follow my dream of fine art so here I am, 10 years later, a full time professional artist and art teacher. Living my dream!