Not long after having opened my studio in St Paul de Vence, I met André Verdet. He admired my work and told me that I ought to illustrate books.
This french poet, artist, sculptor, and ceramist was friends with Chagall, Braque, Miro, Leger, Giono, Prevert and Cocteau amongst others.
I was honoured to be given one of his books LE DIT DU CHAT which he signed for me
Poète, sculpteur et céramiste français, il fût l’ami de Chagall, Braque, Miro, Leger, Giono, Prevert, Cocteau.
Il m’offrit et me dedicaça l’un de ses livres : LE DIT DU CHAT.
The fascination of flowers lies in their diversity and their subtle delicateness. Behind their apparent fragility is the powerful symbol of the cycle of birth and rebirth.