(Translated from French by JLB)

Galerie la Grange.

Multitudes of shapes and colours at the Galerie la Grange, where an English woman, of Breton origin through her great-grandfather, describes nature through cutting, collage and watercolour.

Jane Le Besque is an endearing, sincere person. A graduate of the Birmingham College of Fine Arts, then of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, she moved to Toulouse.

From her exposed canvases, the forest, dense, declined with deep blacks and interlacing branches are like a great melancholy from which emerge bursts of light carrying life. Farther on, Jane, with her fantastic birds in bright colours, leads the visitors to this mysterious world of childhood which has not left her.

A soufflé de pollen, a book made of recipes conceived by Jane Le Besque through a romantic vision of distant ancestors, the Neolithic gatherers, will be presented on Saturday 31 March from 6 pm. At the gallery, accompanied by a musical performance by Martin Fry, member of the late jazz band The Temperance Seven.

Jane Le Besque