European Paintings: 2002

A few 2002 European Paintings by Stephen Quiller are still available for purchase, and they are listed first. However, we welcome you to enjoy viewing all of the paintings, Stephen's introductory description to his European painting tour, and his reflections on the inspiration for each painting.


On August 29, 2002, I traveled with my wife and daughter for what was the beginning of a three and one-half month painting tour and experience. I started by instructing a two week painting workshop in the southwest part of Ireland for the Jack Richeson Company. It was a great start for this travel; the participants were great and the class well organized. From there we spent a week in England and Wales and then spent the rest of the time in France. I rented three places in the south of France, two for two weeks and one for a month, providing us five days or so between rented places to explore. We centered in the Languedoc-Roussilon region and Provence region and got to know these places fairly well. This was in late September, October, and November, a quieter time of year although the weather was quite good. I painted daily and the majority of the paintings that are on this site were 85% completed on location. All of the paintings were finished at my studio in Colorado when we returned December 4, 2002. There are a few large casein paintings derived from studies I did in France and completed in my studio.