In Tourrettes Var, we found a fascinating atelier.
Grimoires – Reliure Restauration – blogspot link
I want to tell you about it. Isabelle Gimenez restores paintings.
It’s a painstaking task – with ear buds and tiny tiny brushes. When we “discovered” her, she was restoring a massive painting that had been obliterated by another painted on top.
She is also a bookbinder of meticulous precision and she works in leather. I took some photographs that tell their own story.
Her atelier is very worth visiting – we think we’ll go back again next year. There is never-ending discovery if you enjoy art, in the whole of Provence, but Tourrettes Var is a jewel!