Thursday, 19 July 2018

48 Days to Departure

Yesterday was Mums last day at work for a year! 😁
She is not sure how she feels at the moment as its all a bit stressful here at the moment with preparations.

It is all starting to seem real now with boxes everywhere ready to be packed or piled up for storage in our art studio...once we vacate!

 Eurotunnel is booked for 4th September but our tenants are moving in towards the end of August so we have to be packed and ready by then. We will be moving in with our grandparents until we leave so we are slowly taking things to their house too.

We also have a trip to Prague and Berlin planned mid August so lots to do!

On top of all that we are trying to finish the art we have on the go and we have one more commission to do aswell.

If anybody would like a pet portrait etc done we will still be taking commissions. We will do them in Italy and as we will be back in the UK for a week in October we can send it on to you then. If you need something done before that though best get in touch now! 

Tuesday, 3 July 2018


Sorry its been a while but we didn't want to reveal our news until we knew for sure it was going to happen!

And it is now all confirmed and we're off !  

We decided on the name of the blog to be "Triplet Escape Artists!"  

Our Dad has gone through our plans in fine detail ( so he says.... ) and he has agreed on our name, because a) we are triplets, b) we are artists, and, c) what a chance for an escape to our favourite place, Italy !

Our parents have rented our house out for a year and we are heading off to Italy (and other countries) to travel around and paint all the beautiful places there are to see.

If you like, a sort of a Grand Tour for Artists !  We want to focus on landscapes, seascapes and architecture, but we want to try some different ideas such as "moment in time" pieces, you know, where you capture the feeling and mood of a relaxed market square on a warm day, under the shade of a huge tree.  (Dad calls it an English plane - whatever).

Needless to say this is a big undertaking for us as a family as we are starting to have to pack up our house and move the essentials, a lot of which is our art equipment, over to Italy.

We will use our Grandad's apartment in the mountains above Lake Garda as a base and travel from there, renting places around Italy, building up a big enough portfolio to publicly exhibit on our return.

That's the plan anyway and we would really love it if as many could follow us on our travels as possible. 

We are going to get Dad to help write our daily Blog as we will be busy doing the art. Mum will continue helping with uploading art to all our shops etc so you can see what we are doing.

Its all still in a bit of a planning stage at the moment but we are planning to settle in September and catch up on our Italian, before heading off to Tuscany in October.  We'll be staying in places around Lucca, Grossetto and then Florence/Siena over a three-week journey, so any recommendations of places to visit etc please let us know. 

More updates soon!!