The subject of these paintings is a single chateau called Le Quesnoy, which overlooks Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France.I stayed there fall of ’09, painting plein-air and interiors and taking photos of the chateau. It was quite old and had been in my friend’s family for hundreds of years. The structure and décor had been added on to and redone various times. The nature of the building was an eclectic mixture of different times, aesthetics and technologies. The colors were arresting and unusual. There were paintings all over the house, mostly done by members of the family. My intention with this show is to evoke the feeling of being in this space: it s bright colors and old details shaped by the indirect light filtering through centuries old windows. I hope the viewer, surrounded by these paintings, can be given an experience of this place. But not just the physical description, rather the state of mind the interiors elicited: a mixture of calmness and visual excitement.