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OK, so we can all try to take photos of the views from Casal dei Fichi, with varying results. But the brave come armed with sketch pads, watercolours and easels. Drawing and painting are skills that neither of us are blessed with, so we are always amazed when someone produces a piece of work either showing, or inspired by, the panorama from Casal dei Fichi. Some of our proudest possessions are paintings or sketches given to us by our guests.

Jane first arrived at Casal dei Fichi having driven all the way from Wales, we instantly understood her generous nature when she produced a goody bag of baked beans and other hard to find foodstuffs here in Italy which she thought we’d appreciate. Very soon we also got her lively personality and great sense of humour, never ameliorated to placate the embarrassment of student son or his girlfriend. To travel (harmoniously)  in a group like that takes a special type of person and Holly, Sam and Jane all share both a friendly considerate disposition and an artistic bent; photographic, musical or artistic.

A trained artist, Jane’s eye was captivated by the visions that Marche offers so we were thrilled when she agreed to produce a portfolio for us to display and to offer our guests the opportunity to buy a painting of Marche to take home with them. Here are some of the pictures on display at Casal dei Fichi. We’d be delighted if our guests want to take a piece of Jane’s work home, though (secretly) we’d be equally pleased if those images stay here for us to enjoy every time we climb the stairs.

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These shots were taken before the paintings were beautifully framed, Jane uses the same framer as Kyffin Williams did, maybe one day she will be equally famous.

You can reach Jane at [email protected], as well as the art on display here at Casal dei Fichi she will undertake commissions. She is also putting a website together, in the meantime you can learn more about her here.


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