When Virginie Peyre was a little girl she created a world for herself ‘where the marvelous reigned.’ Now that she is a grown up, she continues to enchant in her Provence atelier nestled in the gorgeous and historic town of Malaucène, population 2,581.
She is a gifted multi medium artist, as comfortable with painting, and drawing as she is with textiles, sewing and crafts. All her work has a gypsy, unbridled enthusiasm that is communicative and always has that touch of the magical, le merveilleux as she calls it. In her website (in French only) she describes her artistic journey very poetically and explains how the physical handling of colors makes her thoroughly happy, a sensation I can very much relate to.
If you want to visit her, here are a few places to stay in Malaucène. Personally I'd love to hear the sound of cigales from this bedroom at the Hotel des Tilleuls. You can stay in this room for under 90 Euros.