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“I used to find this place really oppressive, so I left the valley. Recently I returned and now my view has completely changed: at last, I can see the beauty of these heavenly (there’s no other word) surroundings. I hardly ski any more, but every day I get up with infinite gratitude for this scenery. There is an environmental awareness here – the Chamoniards have a deep love for their valley  and they enjoy it to the full through their commitment to sport. Tourists love it too. As if through the eyes of children, they see it as a miraculous treasure trove.  There really are a variety of ways of enjoying the valley. Personally, I’m all for being amazed on a daily basis; walking, raising my eyes and looking. Art is like nature: it’s the looking that’s miraculous. ”

Anaka,
artist

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Anaka settled in Servoz, where she still has her workshop, in 1988. Her art takes the form of reverse painting on Plexiglass. The mixing of words and colour is startling, as if rivalling the huge mountains that inspire them.  Inevitably, she has a sharpened view of the mountains.

Fill up with colour:

http://anaka.org/

Anaka,
artist

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“Teresa Kaufman organises photo walks during which she shows people how to open up their eyes. She visits private vegetable gardens and artists’ workshops, as well as walking up small lanes where you may suddenly find yourself eye-to-eye with cows bred for combat, but are in fact enormous, placid beasts. “

Anaka,
artist