The Wild atlantic way-watercolor sketchbook tour in Ireland


Watercolor sketchbook & Tour

Join me on Valentia Island, Ireland

Learn to simplify the VAST Irish landscape to fit onto your sketchbook page. You'll learn the simple practices of sketchbook keeping enriched with watercolor washes - and bring this practice back home to your creative life.

AUGUST 12 - 19, 2018






Valentia Island, Ring of Kerry, Ireland {Republic}



Phone: +1 (860) 501-7486 |


Create journal pages as unique as your own handwriting.  I will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layouts and journal entries, as well as a bit of mixed media.  You'll be inspired and encouraged.  If you think you don't know how to draw...I'll teach you!!  For those oil painters who are tired of flying with loads of gear, let me introduce to you how you can improve your current plein air work.  The scenery is always amazing, the companionship is delightful. We get to go where "the regular tourists" don't get to go.  I've been going for 10 years now....and now, it's your turn to join me!   

Price of $2500 pps includes:

7 nights B&B Accommodation

Ground transportation to and from Shannon Airport on August 12th and 19th. 

Daily transportation to and from local attractions and painting sites.

M-F Lunches, 2 Dinners, Fees for Tours, Wifi,

All required art materials will be provided.

$1850 for non-participating spouse/partner.  

$500 for single supplement. 


Not included:

Your air travel arrangements from the USA to Shannon airport are not included. Any additional nights travel plans are not included.  Please wait to purchase your airfare so we know we have a full group traveling with us.  Also- travel insurance when you book ANY trip is highly recommended. 



limited spots available

 I'm so delighted and honored to be invited by  Barbara Mastaglio of "Art on the Ring of Kerry" to return to teach in this wonderful place! I hope you will join me! Let me tell you a little bit about our plans..... 


Class space indoors! & Things we'll do

Some of our lessons will be indoors (if the weather gets too misty) at Barbara's lovely stone cottage on Valentia Island.  You're surrounded in warmth, creativity and inspiring color.  A gourmet "welcome dinner" on our first evening is prepared by Barbara here in her Irish kitchen.  The views from her property are spectacular!  From her cottage you can see the skelligs in the Atlantic Ocean, north to Dingle Bay all the way to the Blasket Islands.  To the south you overlook the channel between Valentia and the fishing village of Portmagee. To the east, you see the mountains rising up on the mainland of Ireland. 


Class space outdoors! & things we'll see

Ancient castle ruins, ring forts, pretty village centers and dramatic cliffs overlooking the coast-line are some of  our 'outdoor classrooms'  where we'll be painting in our sketchbooks. Bucolic pastures of sheep and cattle roll out to the sea, with bogs, beach and cliff walks among our adventures.  With all the dairy production in County Kerry,  a visit to Skellig Chocolate factory for a tasting is certain to delight! 

We schedule a boat trip to Skellig Michael during the week, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site you must not miss. 

You'll be bringing home a memorable personal sketchbook of your trip that will be different from any 'souvenir' you'll find.