Gerry Hartland


I went on a language course in Perugia in 1991 and spoke tolerable Italian afterwards. This sojourn was also long enough to be able to do my sketching in situ as it were.

I revisited Italy with my wife Joan in 1997 and  2006 with a short stop over in Vienna.

 I have a passion for Italian food and cook moderately well in the classic tradition of Lorenza de Medici but without the diamond rings she wears while cooking

Actually I also visited Italy in 1953 on my honeymoon  at which time I produced my first watercolour sketch [Italy 53 Siena] shown in my collection. I have improved since