Travel

Painting in Portugal with Randall Sexton

August 28 - September 3, 2020

Join California-based painter and renowned art instructor Randall Sexton for an exciting week of landscape and figure painting in the beautiful region of Azeitão, Portugal. This all-inclusive 5-day/6-night trip is open to all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Spaces are limited as the group will be the exclusive guests at Quinta da Conceição, a 300 year-old villa just south of Lisbon.

Whether painting in the onsite studio, the formal gardens, or surrounding countryside, this is a unique environment that will inspire your creativity. Each day includes painting demos/lectures and lots of and one-on-one painting instruction with Randy. Mid-week, Randy and hosts Adam and Cindy Cave will take the group on a scenic outing where you will experience even more Portuguese culture and history. In the evenings enjoy poolside drinks and appetizers, and gather to admire everyone’s daily painting. Dinners, either at the villa, or in the neighboring seaside resort, will feature the finest in Portuguese cuisine including multiple courses of locally sourced ingredients and regional wines. In addition, a private concert of authentic Portuguese Fado music has also been arranged for one special night at the villa.

All inclusive prices starting at $2900 (Click HERE for more details)

To learn more about Painting in Portugal with Randall Sexton, and to reserve your spot, email or call us today.

 

 

Hosts, venue and artist instructors

Painting in Portugal / a David Dunlop masterclass

September 6 - 20, 2020

Join nationally renowned painter and art instructor David Dunlop for a fun week of plein air painting and travel photography in the beautiful region of Azeitão, Portugal. On this all-inclusive 5 day/6 night trip, David Dunlop and gallery owners Adam and Cindy Cave take a limited number of artists to a painters paradise where you will be exclusive guests at a 300 year-old villa just south of Lisbon.

Away from tourists, you will be able to immerse yourself in unique countryside and participate in daily painting demos/lectures and one-on-one painting instruction with David. Mid-week, David will take the group on a scenic photography tour where you can build a portfolio of pictures for future paintings. In the evenings enjoy poolside drinks and appetizers, and gather to admire everyone’s daily painting. Dinners, either at the villa, or in the neighboring seaside resort, will feature the finest in Portuguese cuisine including multiple courses of locally sourced ingredients and regional wines. In addition, a private concert of authentic Portuguese Fado music has also been arranged for one special night at the villa.

All inclusive prices starting at $3200 (Click HERE for more details)

To learn more about Landscape Painting in Portugal with David Dunlop, and to reserve your spot, email or call us today.

Adam and Cindy Cave

Both Adam and Cindy love to travel and have spent a great deal of time in Europe, especially in their formative years. Cindy studied classical painting in Paris and Florence and traveled extensively around Europe at the time. Adam lived in Portugal between 1984 and 1989 where he attended highschool as well as boarding school in England. The longterm friendships and contacts that were formed over thirty years ago are a big reason why the couple can now offer these amazing art workshops in one of the most beautiful locations imaginable.

Quinta da Conceição

Quinta da Conceição is a magnificent, newly restored and refurbished 1715 baroque manor house guest house with seven character filled bedrooms and suites, grand living spaces and a magnificent swimming pool and spa. The house is surrounded by charming gardens, cork oak forests and unspoilt countryside. The estate is located near Azeitão just 30 minutes south of Lisbon. For artists there is a full studio space, open 24 hours a day and a breathtaking array of subjects from the intimate to the monumental.

David Dunlop

Landscape artist David Dunlop has been called a "modern-day old master," and with good reason. His paintings transcend the ephemeral and often temperamental nature of the contemporary art world; David says of his work, "I think the idea is not to startle but to offer insight, which is far more elusive and difficult. Works of art that startle are transitory. The most effective painting doesn't prejudice people toward certain results; it lets people do their own thinking and project their own imagination into the painting." David himself is something of a Renaissance man. Well-versed in philosophy, art history, and of course a master painter, David seems to capture all that is best about art: fantastic talent, poetry, and a sense of history and legacy.

David Dunlop grew up in St. Louis and attended the College of Wooster in Ohio. He majored in philosophy and English literature. After traveling Europe, studying at the Art Students League, and attending the Union Theological Seminary, David received his MFA from the Pratt Institute. David then moved to Connecticut and began teaching at the Silvermine School in the 1990's where he continues to teach today.

Randall Sexton

California based artist, Randall Sexton, is nationally known for the use of color and expressive brushwork in his oil paintings of “everyday” scenes. Raised in rural Connecticut, Sexton moved to San Francisco, CA in 1980 after completing a BFA from the University of CT, Storrs.

The Bay area has proven to be home, where he has earned a great reputation for being an educator as well as a fine artist. He taught classes in drawing, painting, and composition at the San Francisco Academy of Art until 2005. He now teaches workshops all across the United States and abroad. He has leadPlein air painters on a trip to Tuscany, Italy through a program hosted by the Sedona Art Center in Arizona, and taked groups regularly to Mexico.In 2008, Randy was honored with the coveted “Artists’ Choice Award” in Laguna Beach at the 10th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Event held at the Laguna Museum Of Art. He also won the same award in Telluride, CO (Sheridan Plein Air Festival) and in Napa, CA (Napa Valley Land Trust Art Festival), both in 2008. . He received the same award in 2006 in Sedona, AZ and Maui, HI at their respective painting festivals.