France comes to Grass Valley |

France comes to Grass Valley

While many of us would like to visit Paris or Brittany, only a few like LeeAnn Brook actually do. The Nevada City business owner spent three weeks there recently with the eye of the designer that she is and a good camera. The result is a show of her photography at the Flour Garden in the Brunswick Basin during the month of November.

Titled “The Color of France,” the exhibit features a series of signed, limited-edition prints that capture the brilliant alive colors, primarily in markets and storefronts – perfect, says Brook, for the Flour Garden. Brook applied an art effect to them to posterize the photos and give them a different texture. Paris, Normandy, Brittany, the Bordeaux wine country and the South of France -that’s the journey the exhibit shows.

“My goal was to capture the essence of the culture on my trip,” Brook said, “focusing on the colorful markets and small villages of the country.”

She took more than 300 images.

Along with being an a award-winning fine artist and a photographer, she also has run a successful graphic design firm in Nevada City, Brook Design Group, for more than 30 years.

Flour Garden Bakery, at 999 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, is open Monday through Saturday 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit or phone 265-6817 for more information about Brook’s work.

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