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Tour-de-Soul

This was painted near Jarlac in France.
The French word for Sunflower is "tournesol" which translates to "turns to the sun". Painting where artists such as Van Gogh have painted before me was a spiritual experience for me. It was something I had wanted to do all my life. One spring, I watched the farmers plant the sunflower fields in France, but I had to return to Canada before they bloomed. It was my dream to return to see these glowing yellow fields, and my dreams were realized a few years later. As such, I called this painting "Tour-de-Soul".