Scholarship Endorsements



Many thanks to the scholarship participants in 2015 and 2016.
Here's some of their feedback.

Pat Mahony Getz _ USA
I loved attending the Plein Air workshop and I loved the opportunity to be in Florence.  I was greatly affected by the work I saw of others and I loved the feedback and enthusiasm.  I am primarily a studio painter who is influenced by what I see inside and out.  Working directly from life on a sustained basis opened my eyes to other possibilities.  I have done more plein air work than usual since I have returned.  I loved the camaraderie and especially our cocktail hour and dinner at night. I would definitely recommend Tuscany Plein Air to friends. I really loved staying at the villa, it was perfect in all respects and the lectures were very understandable.



George Thomas _ England
I had an amazing time at the Tuscany Plein Air event! The structure and tutoring was great. Tom is incredibly knowledgeable about plein air painting and was constructive with critiquing my work. I learnt a great deal and this was evident in the progression of my paintings over the week. The Tuscan landscape is incredibly beautiful as is the villa which is in a prime location with amazing views! Tom was a generous host and all the guests were friendly and great company. The food and wine was also great! I highly recommend anyone who is interested, regardless of ability, to participate in this event.

Jennifer Sendall _ England
I enjoyed myself tremendously at Tuscany Plein Air. We had a grand 1930's decor villa to stay in, I felt I had wandered onto an Agatha Christy film set! I enjoyed making new friends, and the food was delicious and fresh. Although I am a fairly experienced plein air painter I found myself learning things daily. The rural environment around Florence is breathtaking, the light and colours are wonderful, the shapes of the architecture and trees are just so Italian! No wonder Italy was the destination of so many great artists. I recommend taking some extra days to explore the city. Thanks for a great time folks, wish I could have stayed twice as long!


Natalia Eremina _ Moscow Russia
It was fantastic week with Tuscany Plein Air! Flourishing Tuscan area where each little corner worthy of painting. Tom is amazing artist and very inspiring teacher I learned a lot from him and many things opened for me from different point of view. I had strong desire to work each and every moment of Plein Air and try new knowledges and tips from Tom's demonstrations. Tom has done great deal so that we all could enjoy Plein Air painting as much as possible! Accomodation and food was beyond praise! And Wine even more so! Also It was warm open and friendly atmosphere between fellow artists, with plenty of interesting talks laughs and new friends.

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