Workshops and Retreats

    Maine Workshops

    Join me in Lubec, Maine for a Plein Air Painting Workshop!  The workshop is based in the historic and scenic fishing village of Lubec with possible visits to the nearby Canadian island, Campobello. Only 90 miles from Bar Harbor, Lubec and Campobello comprise a quiet, beautiful backwater. Think romantic lighthouses, cobblestone beaches, cliff overlooks, broad meadows, working harbours – and lobster!  Lubec is a historic working waterfront with many opportunities for the painter. Adjacent Campobello Island is home to both the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and the Herring Cove Provincial Park.

    Southwest Workshops

    Join me in the American Southwest for a Plein Air Painting Workshop!  Locations include Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, from sagebrush-covered high deserts and mountain views to historic mining towns and creeks. 

    Painting Retreats for the Experienced Painter

    Painting retreats, unlike the all-level workshops, are for experienced plein air painters only. You are expected to know how to paint and how to handle your gear. The goal of the retreat is to give the participant an enjoyable and productive experience in the company of like-minded painters. Camaraderie is the key to the success of the program.

    Private Painting Intensive

    Do you consider yourself a landscape painter with some experience but feel you aren’t improving? Then this program is for you! I invite you to join me in a one-on-one experience in my New Mexico studio and in the field where I’ll work with you to improve your skill. After a preliminary consultation, I’ll create a custom program to bring your craft to the next level. 

    Mentoring & Critiques

    Looking to further your painting skills or art career even farther?  Consider private mentoring with me, either in-person or online.  I also offer critiques of your work in a separate program.

    Online Study

    No time to take an in-person workshop?  No problem!  I’ve created four different online courses for you that will let you work at your own pace in the comfort of your home.  Each course has an instructional text and also several videos to help you learn how to paint outdoors.  Even if you aren’t a beginner, I think you’ll find these courses helpful.  Self-paced, self-study, online!

    Host a Workshop!

    I’m happy to work with your painting group or art organization/society to come up with a custom workshop.  Plein air, studio or some combination of the two, or even a special topic–it’s yours!