GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 8 - Page 125

ON BEING AN OVERSEAS STUDENT I put all my things in storage and moved to France. A whole new world, with a new language to learn, new places to see, new art to be exposed to and a new take on ‘savoir vivre ‘. I explored the South of France and it’s art history and music scene for about 6 months before I settled in Paris for 5 years. There I completed an artist residency and generally soaked up every little bit of inspiration this wonderful city had to offer. I strolled, I partied, I explored, I fell in love, I learned French and cycled around Parisian streets for what seems like a lifetime and I painted it all. What a chapter! Alas it came to an end when I discovered a whole new world... London!