News 2019-04-29T18:51:57+00:00

Heidi Coutu | Artist American Impressionist, Portrait Artist, and Abstract Painter

  • Chartres, France Feb 1-2
    by John Maturo on February 14, 2024 at 11:57 am

    February 1-2, Chartres, John We landed at Charles De Gaulle, Paris on the first, picked up our leased car and headed for Chartres.  On the way we stopped at IKEA to pick up a few kitchen items and pillows and a fleece blanket.  Heidi sleeps a bit like the Princess and the Pea and pillows

  • New York
    by Heidi Coutu on February 13, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    It was shocking to leave Antigua in the afternoon, and find ourselves in cold, dreary New York in the late evening. Our friend Marjorie too us to lunch at a fabulous restaurant on the water owned by a former famous model. Soon we are in an Uber heading into manhattan. The Uber driver messaged us

  • Antigua, January 21-27, 2024
    by Heidi Coutu on February 9, 2024 at 2:29 pm

    Antigua, January 21-27, 2024 We left Austin for Houston on Saturday January 20 for an overnight at the airport Marriott to make a 07:45 Sunday flight to Miami for the final connection to Antigua.  By the end of the flight to Antigua, on the generally but not specifically troubled Boeing 737, we were both sorely

  • Austin
    by Heidi Coutu on February 7, 2024 at 2:34 pm

    Spending 10 days with Alex was a joy. Despite her having to return to work, we explored the city, took walks, and saw friends. Margaritas and queso were a daily indulgence, and we did mange to take in some of the continuing “weirdness”. Alex’s friends Kaleen and Ernie took us to two step classes, where

  • Getting There (part2)
    by Heidi Coutu on February 6, 2024 at 4:42 am

    So, on we went through New Yok, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and finally Texas… Fortunately, we had a terrific overnight stop to see our dear family in Kentucky, cousins Anthony, Laura and little Thomas. We were welcomed with open arms to a feast of Beef Burgundy, of course proceeded by cheese,

  • Getting There
    by Heidi Coutu on February 4, 2024 at 10:04 pm

    The first leg of the trip commenced in Connecticut, with an early morning departure at 4:00 AM. With a packed Jeep Grand Cherokee, dog (Wes) and cat (Bonnie), Alex and I hit the road, Austin bound. It was an inauspicious start. Not far from Stanford heading to NYC in the pitch dark, two wheels flew

  • John & Heidi’s Semester Abroad
    by Heidi Coutu on January 27, 2024 at 2:02 pm

    We are writing this blog to keep our friends up to date on our travels, and perhaps to inspire and inform similar adventures. We are grateful to those who have chosen to join us along the way. Personally, I am taking a sabbatical from painting to find new inspiration. Never having had traveled to Europe