This event made me realise that the most important world center of research against the cancer, the IARC, is in Lyon.

Indeed, they asked me to get the atmosphere of researchers at a retirement party.

I almost forgot I was in France : nobody spoke French! I am fluent in English and Spanish, so I could speak some words with these eminent scientists while drawing them.

I painted a whole accordion artbook during the party, watercolour guests.

The artbook has been a delightful present for the researcher who was leaving.

They had all sent me their picture. I had portrayed them in my studio before the party.

Successful surprise !