je suis charlie

Studio 365: Day 11

Day 11 vii
I fell in love with Paris on my first visit there as a young boy in August 1962. I remember as if it were yesterday sitting and drawing in the Tuileries Garden after being inspired by all the French Impressionist paintings I had just seen in the Jeu de Paume, a stone’s throw away.

Tuileries ii

In the studio today my thoughts are very much with all the citizens of this great city as they walk in their millions for remembrance, for freedom, for tolerance, for love, for mankind, for the future.  In the words of Francois Hollande, Paris truly is “the capital of the world today.”

Day 11 iii

Studio 365: Day 7

Day 7 iv

Today in the studio je suis Charlie and send my condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends and colleagues of all those murdered in Paris today.