Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brittany, France!

 Plein Air Painting in Brittany with Sennelier! June 10 - 19, 2020!


Registration is now open for my plein air painting workshop in Brittany, France, co-hosted by Sennelier! This 10 day workshop takes place June 10 - 19, 2020. We will paint the castles and chateaus, forests and parks, and the seaside villages and beaches of the northeast coast of Brittany.


We also have an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime invitation to visit the Sennelier factories in Saint Brieuc, and the Raphael and Leonard brush factories, where we will be treated to hands-on demonstrations and given art supplies to use.


And, as the honored guests of Sennelier, we will be the featured artists at the annual Dinard Plein Air Festival!

Last year when I was in Provence, I ran into my old friend Yves-Marie Salanson, director of Sennelier. It was serendipitous, and Yves-Marie invited me to bring a group of artists to Brittany so they could visit his companies. Yves-Marie and I became on-line friends many years ago in the early days of Twitter, and I later helped him when he was developing his new formulas for the Sennelier watercolors. I tested and reviewed paint samples for him, and I introduced other artists to him to also work on the project with us. 


It's been nearly 10 years, and we've been friends ever since, although we had never met in person until we ran into each other, quite by accident, while I was painting in Roussillion with my students last year. We made plans then and there, that I would soon bring a small group of artists to Brittany so he could show us around as his guests. 


Well, we finally got it all organized, with help from Mathieu of Provence Art Experience -- Mathieu is the world's best when it comes to organizing trips for artists, and this is shaping up to be our greatest trip. 

This trip is already half full only has 3 spaces left, so please don't wait to reserve your spot! Because we are limited to a small number of guests on this trip, we are only able to accommodate artists in this group. We are not able to offer discounts to non-artists wishing to join us. 



My tours are special, as I include lavish extravagances that all the other workshop artists simply can’t do because they just don’t have the resources or connections that I have. So, I only do one tour every other year, as it takes a great deal of time to plan and create these extraordinary travel experiences.


(Private concert by the Gypsy Kings on our veranda in Provence)

Lots of artists are now teaching workshops overseas, but my trips are so much more impressive than the standard, “copy and paste” itineraries that everyone else is offering. They are all selling the same old cookie-cutter tours over and over again, and taking their groups to over-crowded tourist locations where hordes of artists are already staked out elbow to elbow as they all paint the exact same scene.


(Attending a wedding in the village square)

Artists who travel with me enjoy upgraded rooms in luxurious accommodations, gourmet meals prepared by award winning personal chefs, unique special events that are created exclusively for my groups, and no hidden fees or expenses (everything is included except for airfare!).


My position as a Brand Ambassador and my history of working with art supply manufacturers and retailers means that my workshops are always sponsored by companies that produce fine artist materials and generously provide supplies to my participants. 


This trip is superior to all others, and provide one of a kind VIP experiences that other artists can’t even begin to offer. I take my groups to see extraordinary sights and paint at breathtaking locations that other artists don’t even know about. We have unrivaled entertainment on our tours as well, which can range from celebrity encounters, private concerts, personal tours of famous places, exclusive invitations to exciting events, and so much more.


Many artists return year after year to take my workshops, and as a result, space is extremely limited to new attendees. Reserve your place now while there is still space available.

Sign up at Provence Art Experience Tours, and be sure to follow this event on Facebook to keep up with the latest updates!

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