Hely-Hutchinson, Nicholas - En route in Provence

Artist: Hely-Hutchinson, Nicholas
Materials: Watercolour
Dimensions (cm): 55 x 67
Dimensions (inches): 21.7 x 26.4
Signature: Signed NHH '87
Stock No: 1175
Price: £1250
Provenance: REFA acquisition

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Genre: Landscape


Companion piece to Provencal village with hilltop village

This painting dates from 1987, when Nicholas was on the verge of becoming a full time artist:

I was still working part-time in an art gallery in London and painting as much as possible when I could.  I started painting full-time and earning a living from painting about a year later.

My wife and I used to go to the South of France quite often with our two young children (my son was born in 1987). I would get up very early most days and set off with my paints, and try to get as much done as possible before it became too hot.