Pictures of France book

Written by on September 10, 2014 in Book Reviews And Interviews

old french lady

I’ve been a fan of Perry Taylor’s quirky drawings of France for a while now. I love how he captures the spirit of rural France, the old ladies in their house coats and wellies, farmers leaning on fence posts, 2CVs careering round corners. He has just published his first book, a collection of his drawings called “Petites Gasconneries”…

petites gasconneriesPerry moved to France from England several years ago to follow a dream, leaving his job in advertising to become an artist. It was a great decision, his prints are sold internationally and are seen in exhibitions and fairs throughout the southwest part of France where he lives and he has a growing legion of fans among the French and around the world.

Perry’s drawings depict the personality of rural Gascony where he lives, the characters of the people he observes, the sights he sees on a daily basis. Markets, farms and cafés are all rich inspiration and the pictures are full of wit and affectionate humour, though some are wickedly dark.

French tractors

Picasso said “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” and Perry’s book of drawings of daily life in his part of France are just like a diary. We see the local fete, farmers showing off their prize cows, the bar doing a roaring business. Ducks wear berets, old ladies sit and chat under the vaulted ceiling of an ancient market place, farmers drive tractors through picturesque countryside and up and down the rolling hills, villages celebrate daily life.

French poodle in france

Perry’s drawings are deceptive – they seem simple but the more you look, the more you see. They are filled with detail and humour, love and affection.  Perry has put together his most popular drawings and made them into a delicious book. His wry English wit combined with French joie de vivre is a winning combination – the book is a delight.

Find out more about Perry Taylor and order the book or prints online at www.perrytaylor.fr

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