Cézanne’s Atelier and Mt. Ste. Victoire

Our trip to Cézanne’s studio in Aix-enProvence was short and sweet. The painters started their journey up the mountain walking the much-celebrated footpath Paul Cézanne used to hike up to paint Mt. Ste. Victoire en plein air. Student Kate Marie Phillips said she “really enjoyed walking up there as a group of student artists. It was really exciting to look through another Artists eyes with a group of people all interested in getting more in touch with Cézanne’s inspiration and seeing it first hand rather than through his paintings.” Cézanne produced 44 oil paintings and about 43 watercolors of Mt. Ste. Victoire.

As soon as we reached the top, the students had to quickly run back down to make in time to tour the studio. We hustled down in the rain and Professor Reed encouraged us with a little prize for whoever got down first… which I believe went to Aaron Edwards. Continue reading


Melodie Allegre In Progress Paintings.

Currently, I’m still in the process of finding my niche in the painting world, so this quarter I have really been exploring different mediums and integrating collage into my work. Since I’ve been in Lacoste I’m pretty happy with the way my paintings are developing. Much of my process has been spontaneous and intuitive.

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