Welcome to our website dedicated to paintings of Venice by René Legrand.


"Love of beauty is taste.  The creation of beauty is art."
Ralph Waldo Emerson.

 Since our thrilling first glimpse of the Grand Canal and her sumptuous palazzos,Venice has never ceased to enthral.  We return annually and no trip is ever the same, every view is transformed utterly with the seasons,and time of day.

René manages to capture not just the unique beauty of Venice, but the atmosphere is breathed into every painting.

Up at dawn to capture the sun rising above the Salute, and when dusk falls, catching the last rays flickering over the Basilica, this is Legrand's Venice.

It was John Ruskin who said, "when love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece", Venice is the subject closest to René's heart, please enjoy sharing it with us.