The Florence Studio

About me

Introduction We (Laura Thompson, a painter and my husband Franco Rekrut, a sculptor) moved to Florence, Italy from Canada in 2010 to begin the adventure of our lives! Our life in Florence has fulfilled our need for constant inspiration while surrounding us with examples of the best art ever created! Our lifetsyle, the mix of ancient and modern, the way of life, the beauty of the city and the people has made Florence the perfect choice for both our home and studio. This blog is an informal opportunity to share some of our thoughts, processes and experiences. Visit us at