Be a life-model for an artist in Limousin, France

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  • Last activity: 21 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I am an artist originally from the U.K. with a loft studio in an old house, I have three children who visit me when the mood takes them :)

    In painting my subject matter is largely still-life but now wish to work more from the human figure, something I have missed since the U.K.... hence a request for someone to model. I have a 'potager' (allotment) just down the road where there are a couple of fruit trees and of course nettles. I have also several acres of dense woodland in various packets locally if one needed to get lost for a bit. The nearest market town is just a mile away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I live in the the Haute vienne. There are galleries, art centres, lakes, hills and beautiful countryside. I would be happy to teach someone the basics of oil painting either 'alla prima' or transferring a basic drawing to canvas developing it into to a monochromatic underpainting and building layers of coloured glazes; or simple wood carving or intaglio printing techniques.
    Or if needing something more physical and the weather's dry, then traditional methods of pointing granite stone walls with sand and lime....or some yoga.

    People in the hamlet are friendly and happy to engage in conversational French at the drop of a hat.

  • Help


    I am a painter/Sculpter and would like someone to be still for a few hours a day being drawn or painted.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    The building was originally a farmhouse built in 1871 in a small hamlet... mainly renovated and has all modern amenities. There is a spare bedroom with a double bed/ feather pillows/duvet. cotton sheets etc,.... shared bath/shower room.....wi-fi ...modern kitchen (washing machine)..large sitting/dining-room with 32" P.C.monitor with access to Iplayers/ Films etc...eating area in garden. Furnishings are minimal but tasteful and comfortable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am happy to drive a workaway to large towns once a week or to local fairs/events/street markets/galleries etc. plus airport pickup and return of course. I enjoy conversation, laughter and meeting people. Cooking is usually, quick, spontaneous and VEGAN ...though sometimes with vin rouge!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 286434161334

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