Painting in Sicily.
June 8-15, 2019
June 8 – 15, 2019 – Craig Nelson
Plein Air Oil Painting retreat.
Since 1970, Dr. Craig Nelson has been depicting figures landscapes and various environments in rich vibrant oils. His passion for the subjects relates directly to his brush work, weaving mood and emotion into each work of art.
After graduating from Art Center College of Design with distinction, Craig began his career working in Los Angeles for recording companies and motion picture studios, creating portraits and other subjects with strict deadlines. Craig’s countless movie posters include “The Cowboys”, “Slapshot”, and “Homeward Bound” among many others. His album cover credits include, “Sammy Davis Jr. Live”, “Rick Nelson, Country” and “Natalie Cole, Thankful” along with many more.
Collectors include, James Garner, Neil Simon, Toyota Corporation, UCLA Dental and Law School, the U.S. Air Force, UCSF Dental School and many more. He has won over 200 awards of excellence and several gold medals. The “Arts for the Parks” national competition awarded Craig the Grand Teton Natural History Award for a painting entitled “Dining Alone”. His work is collected in the United States, Asia as well as Europe.
In 1974 Craig began teaching at Art Center College of Design and for the past 23 years has been sharing his knowledge at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he is Director of Fine Art MFA & BFA, Drawing and Painting.
Craig is currently a signature member of the California Art Club, and a member of the Portrait Society of America. Craig’s books “60 Minutes to Better Painting” and “The Drawing Bible” published by North Light are now available. He teaches two to three workshops a year which have gained in popularity attracting students from all over the United States and Europe. Craig’s annual Figurative Painting workshop and his Sonoma Plein Air Painting workshop are held in Santa Rosa, California. His European Painting workshops have covered many areas throughout Italy and France and this summer will be travel through Austria and the Italian alps.
The course is conducted in English, with translation into Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese on demand.
You will stay in our 18th century typical Sicilian villa, surrounded by vineyards and the blu mediterranean sea. The area is known for its olive groves, salt pans and local producers of DOC Marsala wine and many other amazing red and white wines.
Sicilian breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be freshly prepared and served at the villa by our selected chef. Enjoy the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine accompanied by exquisite local wines. Snacks will also be provided throughout the day when needed. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.
Travel, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Food and People.
Everything is carefully planned yet relaxed, giving you the freedom to open up and be creative, all while enjoying Sicily in the company of like-minded people.
Enthusiast and semi-pro.
Please call or email YUMI for a detailed programme with prices, information & registration:
Phone: (+39) 339 77 57 062