This Blog is inspired by a journey in the world of Plein Air painting. Following my father's and my grand father's tradition, I have been painting since 1982. I paint both in France, my native country, where I return every year, for long painting expeditions and in the United States where I live the rest of the year. My purpose is to share with you the excitement of this adventure and the profound and mystical character of paintings created directly from Nature. I also want to share with my students observations and deeper thoughts on the painting process and how it allows a personal awakening of one Self, using painting as an evolutionary path. As we encounter ourselves in the choices we make, we can be clearer as to who we are through the process of expressing beauty.