Presented by Spanish Steps and Mary Padgett Fine Art

Plein Air Camino

April 4-14, 2018


Paint, draw, and photograph on the Camino de Santiago, The Way of Saint James, traveled by pilgrims for over a thousand years to Santiago de Compostela. We will walk on the Camino as it winds through Spain’s northeast province of Galicia; through oak, pine, and eucalyptus forests, atop mountains with spectacular vistas, across lush farmland and into medieval towns with rich history from long ago Celtic and Roman settlers.

Our paintings, drawings, and photographs will be a personal journal of our pilgrimage as well as a connection with Galicia’s landscape. We will be recording our own travel on the path that others have walked for centuries seeking a not only a rewarding physical experience but also a connection to the unique history of the Camino and its very special spiritual dimension.

Spanish Steps will guide us on the Camino, Mary Padgett will guide us for the plein air experience. We will walk the required 108 K (67 miles) so that once we arrive in Santiago de Compostela we will receive the Compostela, the official certificate of completion for this epic journey. We will devote several hours en route each day to record our visual experience with our chosen portable art media (all dry media including pen & ink and pastel; watercolor and gouache; iPad; cameras).