I first visited Monet's gardens in Giverny, France in the fall of 1984. I was so touched by the beauty and abundance of the flowers I wanted to be there in each season to actually garden, to know the place and the spirit of, Monet intimately. I had fallen in love. I ended up giving up my job as head gardener with 9 employees in Carmel, Calif. to move to France. I stayed with a French family in Paris for the coldest winter on record to take French eight hours a day. In the spring I moved to the quaint village of Giverny to work in the garden restoring what Monet considered his greatest master piece.
I have been greatly honored to have my large photo-murals exhibit with Monet's paintings in 9 museum shows, to be in the current Monet's Gardens show at New York Botanical Gardens May 19- October 21, 2012 as well as to annually publish calendars and my best selling book Monet's Passion ideas, inspirations and insights from the Painter's Gardens with Pomegranate. Many of my large photographs have been installed in hospitals as "views to healing". I lecture all around the US about Monet's gardens, his life and art. I continue to be captivated and enchanted by the light and sprit of the place. Monet's gardens remain an essential part of my soul - indeed, I have been making annual visits to photograph them for half my life. It is my hope that each photograph will be a window of beauty and inspiration in any place it is hung.
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