Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Pipes are Calling! Paint with me in Ireland

    Painting The Beautiful Beara Peninsula of Ireland
                       with Evelyn Dunphy  

A Watercolor Painter's Idea of Heaven 
May 30 - June 5, 2015    

Early Sign-Up
by November 30, 2014 and Save

This is a small group workshop and it is filling up quickly this year, six artists are already committed for 2015, so if you are interested in attending, please send me an email: and save your place.

A full description of the workshop is on my website:
I would like to invite you to join me in a painting retreat at Anam Cara, "a tranquil spot set apart to nurture and to provide sanctuary for those who create".  You may want to visit the website:  

We would like people to know that they are coming on retreat; meaning coming away from the dailiness of their lives, to this quiet, beautiful part of Ireland to become part of a creative workshop group to learn and find inspiration for their art as well as to become part of a small, rural, Irish community.

If you ask: "why should I take this workshop", I would reply by including comments from artists who came with me this past May. I believe that personal recommendations are definitely the best way of judging if a workshop will be what you are yearning for.  

"I am sending you a note to thank you for the wonderful time in Ireland. I will forever look at light in a different way. You have also rekindled my love for mixing color. Will treasure the memories for a life time". Angela R. 2014 Workshop.  

"I just want you to know the workshop far exceeded my expectations. It really was the best I have ever taken.  I also teach watercolor and I've taken many workshops.  I think you give 200% and it is appreciated" - Jane H. 2013 Ireland Workshop

Sunlight And Shadow

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

                       Before the sunrise, an artist, sketchbook and a mug of tea
                                  Come and experience this unforgettable place with me
September 18 -21th workshop at Rhodora, Frederic Church's camp on Millinocket Lake in Maine. Please send me an email at for information on joining me at this historic site.

Maple Leaves on the Lakeshore

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Painting in the Maine North Woods

Every year I teach a painting workshop at the site of Frederic Church's remote camp on Millinocket, Maine. It's like stepping back into the late 1800's (except that there is a generator if needed). The camps on right on the lake, looking straight at Mt. Katahdin, our iconic and sacred mountain.

When the weather is good we paint Katahdin, but what to do when it rains! Well, we do very well. There is always a blazing fire in the enormous fireplace, a teapot is ready, we are toasty and warm, and it's just lovely - here's an example of my demonstration during a rainy afternoon.
If you'd like to read more about my workshops, please visit my website:
where you can find out all the details. Or just send me an email at