The Italian lesson: notes from the diaries of an artist and a writer living in Umbria
Published by Pandanus Publishing Beechworth 2015
Alan and his wife Joy have collaborated on this book of reflections on their time in Italy, where they immersed themselves in language, culture and especially, landscape. Included are many of the large drawings he completed in Umbria, as well as wry observations from his journal on everyday life there. Joy’s writing focuses on recording how the seasons impacted on life in a small rural village. She also quietly observed the creative process as Alan found his artistic Italian voice.