Mary Padgett Fine Art Workshops & Tours
I so enjoyed the week of painting with you as our instructor. The trip was a great combination of walking and then painting in beautiful Asturias. You were instructive, helpful and inspiring as a teacher. You went out of your way to help beginners as well as more advanced artists with technique and enjoyment of the process. I was so impressed with the work we all did, and your critiques were positive and informative. I learned a lot!”
- Iris S.
"My husband and I considered this one of the best vacations that we ever experienced. To live in a remote village in the Spanish mountains, to wake up to beautiful scenery, take great hikes in the magnicent countryside and at the seashore, and then spend time appreciating it all as we try to capture it in our drawings. Who could ask for more!
- Deborah H.
Magical was the word we all used over and over…simply magical.
- Carolyn H.
I loved working in plein air and I loved the hiking too. I also liked the fact that there was a van to climb into when we were tired, or just had enough of a good thing. Our excursions were varied and very well planned. The food and wine, the lovely, fully-equipped rooms, the view from the terrace, all were far above my expectations. All in all it was a marvelous time, one I will never forget. When do we get to do it again?
- Phyllis S.
The trip was everything that I expected and more…and I was not ready to leave when day 7 came! I went back over your description of the trip in your brochure, and everything you said it would be it was. I loved the hikes…I felt the hikes were perfect, beautiful, as well as the venues we reached for our paintings.
- Judy L.
This week exceeded my expectations in EVERY way! Fabulous!
– Kathleen H.
The trip was extraordinary! We were able to experience things the average tourist would not have had access to thanks to your wonderful planning....I would definitely recommend a Mary Padgett tour.
– Barbara M.
As a painter, I’m grateful to have had the chance to look at the landscapes of Asturias so intensely, in that the images have etched themselves more deeply in my memory. That intensity lingers, as I view other scapes, almost as if I’m seeing things in italics.
You are such a great teacher and guide, Mary. You had a way of seeing into me when we spoke together about creating art. It made for me a deep resonant connection with you and your vision of art and artists.