Memories of France

Nina, Age 9

  • Painting
  • Gouache paint
  • A2 landscape

My family went to France in Summer 2020 - it was our first trip after the long lockdown, when no one quite knew what to expect during travels. France was sunny, beautiful and absolutely empty - not many tourists at all. My favourite activity there was kayaking - we took the boats along the Loire Valley and Provence rivers. I was also in awe of legendary royal castles in the Loire Valley. When I decided to capture my memories I studied the paintings of French Impressionists and tried to use their style as it reflected on the atmosphere there best.