Card no 386 - Martine
Oil painting by Jose Lorenzi
Received: 5th February 2013
Distance: 942 miles
Travelled for: 4 days
From his childhood memories of the windswept Cap Corse, the painter José Lorenzi remembered the intense blue as a symbol of the fierce light of the Mediterranean summer. He started painting marine watercolours at six years old and now his paintings can be found in collections throughout the world.
In Bastia, in its José Lorenzi Gallery, there is a permanent exhibition of paintings where he sometimes receives his friends and loyal supporters.
In 2008 Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture. In 2013 it is the turn of Marseilles as shown on this stamp.