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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Camelia Show in Lucca

Botanical Painting at the Villa Bottini

As part of the annual celebration of the spectacular flowering of camellias in the region, the group Antiche Camelie della Lucchesia have curated a show of botanical painting at Lucca's graceful Villa Bottini, within the walls of the city:

I have three paintings in the show, juxtaposing trees and the city walls. It's worth a trip outside of town to the heart of the camellia festival in Pieve di Compito:

August 2015 on the walls of Lucca, Baluardo di S. Maria