New York City–based watercolor artist Carol Gillott travels to Paris three or four times a year to soak up inspiration and shoot thousands of photos to paint from.
Her Alliance Française exhibit, Paris Façades, features her charming paintings of Parisien boulangeries and patisseries.
For the artist, the heart and soul of Paris is revealed at street level by its shop façades where “There's just as much glamour and mystery in the quotidien boulangerie or fruitier as the grand Michelin restaurant"
It is this bright contrast that makes Paris the perfect subject for Carol Gillot and her delightful watercolors of everyday Parisian scenes, from les boulangeries to les lèche-vitrines.
Opening reception is free, but reservations are required. Call 202-234-7911 x31 for reservations.
Reservations will be accepted until 4pm the day of the event. The exhibit runs through 1 November 2010