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    Quille de neuf, or Quille d'un oeuf ? Quille is a skittle game played in South West France, very similar to those played in the UK. The nine 'quilles' can be knocked down in different formations to win different points. These ducks have created their own version. I hope the egg is hard boiled!

    Quille de neuf, or Quille d'un oeuf ? Quille is a skittle...

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    In gascony, the time seems to go slower. More time to enjoy the pleasures of life.

    In gascony, the time seems to go slower. More time to enjoy...

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    To each their own task.  Often one sees the 'papis', wearing their berets, sitting in the car park while their wives do the shopping. Women of that generation often don’t drive, so they need a chauffeur. The men don’t often cook either, so they don’t get involved in the buying.

    To each their own task.  Often one sees the 'papis',...

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    These old rugby players have joined up years after their last match together. The old scrum-half feed them the beer as he did the ball, all those years ago.

    These old rugby players have joined up years after their last...

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    Playing on the phrase ‘Elevé en plain air’, which means 'raised free range'. This happy duck is being raised in a Gers landscape. 

    Playing on the phrase ‘Elevé en plain air’,...

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    A fete lunch can take its toll, if one doesn’t pace onself. This chap has obviously had too much ‘apéro’, wine and armagnac.

    A fete lunch can take its toll, if one doesn’t pace...

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    A tisane is an infusion, often herbal tea. This waiter is providing his happy customer with an armagnac, infused with the flavour and colour of the oak vat.

    A tisane is an infusion, often herbal tea. This waiter is...

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    The Gascon landscape like a quilt on a bed. Pillows for the Pyrenees. Sleep tight, mes amis.

    The Gascon landscape like a quilt on a bed. Pillows for the...

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    This boulanger seems a little tired of banging out bread after bread, after bread… Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts. 

    This boulanger seems a little tired of banging out bread after...

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    "All that Jazz" is a well-known standard, but when we're at Jazz in Marciac, we are surrounded by "All that Gers"...

    "All that Jazz" is a well-known standard, but when we're at...

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    Bikini… Burkini… and in Gascony they wear the Gaskini !

    Bikini… Burkini… and in Gascony they wear the Gaskini !

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    ATTENTION. Big game hunting in progress…

    ATTENTION. Big game hunting in progress…

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    A word play on confrérie, which means 'brotherhood', creates brother of the 'con' Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts. 

    A word play on confrérie, which means 'brotherhood',...

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    Grandpa Gonzales is taking no risks, in his old Renault 4, en route for the village. Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts. 

    Grandpa Gonzales is taking no risks, in his old Renault...

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    These two amis in their Amis 6 and Amis 8, have stopped for a chat. Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts. 

    These two amis in their Amis 6 and Amis 8, have stopped for a...

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    A detailed map of South West France drawn by Perry. Lots of details of villages, monuments, events and characters of the region. Available as an A2, A3 and A4 print.

    A detailed map of South West France drawn by Perry. Lots of...

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    We all know the ‘La vache qui rit’ cheese. But you often see them sorting their rubbish. Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts.

    We all know the ‘La vache qui rit’ cheese. But you...

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    Banda! Music to tap the toes and get the party started. Looks like one of them is already partying. Available as an A4, A3 and A2 print

    Banda! Music to tap the toes and get the party started. Looks...

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    These three friends share a moment of calm, in the shade of the old oak. Available as an A4, A3, A2 print and on canvas.

    These three friends share a moment of calm, in the shade of...

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    This chap visits Paris' most famous landmark and loses the most famous attribute a Gascon could wear. Available as an A4, A3, A2 print and on canvas.

    This chap visits Paris' most famous landmark and loses the...

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    The name of the well-known jacket worn by many a Frenchman while at work. A 'bleu' can also be a bruise or blood blister under the finger nail. So now you know! Available as an A4, A3, A2 print and on canvas.

    The name of the well-known jacket worn by many a Frenchman...

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    In the shade, these two old chaps stay cool under the plane trees of the square. Drawn with Indian ink and coloured with walnut stain. Available as an A4 and A3 print

    In the shade, these two old chaps stay cool under the plane...

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    Fourcès, the beautiful, round bastide in the north of the Gers celebrates its 40th marché aux fleurs in 2015. This is a design I created in honour of the event. Available as an A4, A3 and A2 print.

    Fourcès, the beautiful, round bastide in the north of...

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    Christian Dehors, a distant, country cousin of the more famous Parisian couturier, has launched his own line of outdoor clothing for the fashion-conscious farmer. Dehors means 'outside'. Available as an A4, A3 and A2 print.

    Christian Dehors, a distant, country cousin of the more...

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    The papis gather to put the world to rights and stay all morning.

    The papis gather to put the world to rights and stay all morning.

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    Like farmer, like cow. 

    Like farmer, like cow. 

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    The free concerts on the main square draw jazz fans the whole day. Even if it's just as background music to their snooze, read or conversation.

    The free concerts on the main square draw jazz fans the whole...

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    A pretty village in the Adour valley, as seen by a passing duck.

    A pretty village in the Adour valley, as seen by a passing duck.

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    Melons or lemons? The men seem to know which they like

    Melons or lemons? The men seem to know which they like

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    La fête champêtre du village. Tout le monde sont là, avec toujours les mêmes suspects à la buvette... Disponible en A3, A4 et maintenant sur toile de 100cm x 70cm

    La fête champêtre du village. Tout le monde sont...

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    Café Le Coin in Trie-sur-Baïse.

    Café Le Coin in Trie-sur-Baïse.

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    Well, we know this guy is not going to be home in 15 minutes. The Gascon quarter of an hour can be many hours long.

    Well, we know this guy is not going to be home in 15 minutes....

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    When the moon is right and the rain allows, the roads and fields are filled with tractors.

    When the moon is right and the rain allows, the roads and...

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    Heavens, wine growing has certainly move on since my day.

    Heavens, wine growing has certainly move on since my day.

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    WC Fêtes ... and the moral is: never pluck blackburries near the toilet block.

    WC Fêtes ... and the moral is: never pluck blackburries...

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    Dirty, dusty and tired, but happy to bring the hay in.

    Dirty, dusty and tired, but happy to bring the hay in.

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