10 March 2008
Painter Catherine Astolfi is offering a week-long introduction to northern Corsica's landscapes in May and June this year.
The course is a unique way of experiencing Corsica's landscape diversity and unique beauty, which has attracted many artists over the years.
From the seaside of the bay of Calvi to the green forests of olive trees, including the traditional Corsican villages, painters will have the opportunity to discover the rich diversity, colours and scents of the island.
The course title is "Colours from the South" and will focus on the use of perspective and colours, as well as the depiction of living elements on both canvas and paper.
Lessons will take place in the morning, giving visitors plenty of free time to explore the surrounding area.
The 47-year-old has worked three years with Belgian watercolourist Leon Classens and lived in Corsica for many years where she developed her own style which she describes as "a will to express the essential by means of simple lines".
Catherine Astolfi also offers another course in her birthplace in Brittany in July entitled "Imaginary landscapes, real landscapes".
Ms Astolfi's work will be presented in an exhibition at the Neret-Minet & Tessier in Paris on May 17th followed by an auction sale.