It took me two attempts to see Paris. I was originally going to spend a few days there in 2008 as part of a trip to London but my plans were derailed by a fire in the Channel Tunnel. Two more years would pass before I realized my plans to see Paris at last. Coming off a month in Ireland, those five nights in Paris flew past in the blink of an eye, but it was an incredible experience.
I do not say it lightly as I adore some of the other cities I have visited over the years, but Paris is without a doubt the most photogenic place I have been. And I honestly cannot put my finger on the reason. Is it the relatively uniform height of the buildings that make up the historic core of Paris? The beautiful mix of historic architecture from French Renaissance straight through to Art Nouveau? Perhaps it is the landmark buildings like the Louvre, the iconic Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame? Or maybe it is simply that I am describing the extensive recipe for a picturesque city such as Paris?
I am not sure what the explanation is, but I had some incredibly sunlight while I was there (in winter no less) and that combined with the scenic vistas that abound in Paris… well, the result is an incredibly catalog of Paris art prints that still boggle my mind. I am not sure that I have ever been so productive as an artist over the course of five nights anywhere.
And Paris is one of those photogenic cities that seems to call to artists everywhere. It is truly a challenge to find anything new to say about a city that has probably been painted and photographed from every angle imaginable. The fact that there is a sea of beautiful Paris wall art for sale out there makes me so proud that my Paris art prints have found an audience. It is definitely a compliment to my work as an artist every time someone choose one of these prints to hang on their walls.
So thank you to my Paris art patrons past, present, and future!
This is a portion of my Paris wall art. To see more of my currently available prints you can click through the button below.