Monday, April 17, 2017

A documentary film "Save Our Cottages"

Helen Tilston, St. Remy-de-Provence, France. Photo Michael Tilston
I have just returned from Provence, France where my work took me to research painting and filming venues for  Save Our Cottages:  Artists with a cause, a documentary to be aired on PBS in 2018.

Violetta Chandler and Mary Rose Holmes Painting and  at Indian Rocks Beach, Photo Tricia Priest
Emmy Award winning documentary film-making team Lynn Marvin Dingfelder and Larry Wiezycki have been filming The Plein Aire Cottage Artists, Violetta Chandler, Mary Rose Holmes and Helen Tilston for the past several months at Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Violetta Chandler & mary Rose Holmes  Photo:  Helen Tilston
The second part of the documentary is scheduled for filming in Provence at the beginning of June.
We are going to be painting and walking in the footsteps of the fathers of Impressionism in Provence.

We are thrilled that this documentary is going to film and will be aired on PBS in 2018.
Larry Wiezycki filming Helen, Violetta and Mary Rose Photo: Lynn Marvin Dingfelder

Individuals and companies have an opportunity to have their name in the credits.  All donations are tax decuctable. To  participate or simply to view the trailer.
Wishing everyone a great week.


  1. Hi Helen, this is so exciting! I've traveled there several times an I know how beautiful this film will be. Keep the scheduled posted here. Congratulations.......

    1. Thank you for your interest French Hutch. I promise I will post more frequently and will certainly share the link for the finished documentary.
      Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

      Helen xx

  2. This is so so exciting Helen, I am thrilled for you all! What a fabulous opportunity and for such a worthy cause. When artists join together wonderful things can happen. Well done to you all and good luck! I look forward to reading all about it and eventually watching! xxx :)

  3. Hello Jeanne, I hope life in HKG is going well @ 43.
    It is indeed very exciting and we have some wonderful filming venues confirmed in Provence. Being one of the 3 member Plein Aire Cottage Artists has been a match made in heaven. We can make quick decisions and it eases the pressure when exhibiting. We are best friends too. We have been together for eighteen years. Frankly we do not know how solo artists manage on their own.

  4. Helen, I have been waiting for news about your trip and documentary! How wonderful for the three of you. I am looking forward to seeing the finished movie.

    I hope that you had a wonderful Easter!

  5. Thank you Elizabeth. Easter was great. Celebrated with friends.
    It is an exciting time and we are very much looking forward to our return trip to France, It will be a different season so looking forward to what it brings.
    Have a great week

    Helen xx

  6. Beautiful.
    I loved meeting you.

  7. Welcome to our blog Janicce Thank you for your comment

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