This painting was commissioned from me by the illustrious writer and beloved blogger Vicki Archer. This is her garden in St. Remy de Provence, France.  As many of you know, Vicki and her husband have taken a once derelict property in the South of France and transformed it into a beautiful paradise complete with olive groves and extensive gardens. She shares her unique ex-pat experience, illustrated with gorgeous photos by Carla Coulson in her books, "My French Life" and her newest release, "French Essence".  Both are must-haves for the Francophile and design aficionado. "French Essence" is available now in Australia and will be arriving in the US in Fall 2010.