The home of Luca Ronconi at Santa Cristina

View of the house from the sculpture garden

As with many lovely stories this one begins with a chance meeting. The clients approached me after having seen a watercolour of Rome that I completed in 2020 (also now in their possession). Initially the clients contacted me from Singapore. In late July 2021 we made arrangements to meet at Santacristina in Gubbio. I spent a complete day walking around the property making preliminary sketches. The clients were terrific hosts, so we spent two days getting to know each other and talking through the background to their hopes and expectations for the project. Once the work was complete I delivered the work to them. The property is quite remote so this guaranteed that the pictures arrived safely. All travel costs were met by the clients.