My evening in Grimaud on the occasion of the french national day was also a good opportunity to meet Francis Chapus. Francis has a nice gallery in Grimaud. He has been born 1943 in Paris and is painting since his early years. He finds his themes in Southern France, Greece, Egypt, Maroc and Africa. The interaction of light and colours are inspiring him. Also, his paintings of St. Tropez and its country side show a very nice combination of colour and light. I do not only like his paintings but also his fine sense of humor.