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Plein Air with Doris Rice

Join me for an opportunity to be outdoors, observing the world around us, and painting from what you see.

The 3 day session will take you on location, supplies in hand, and give you guidance in composition, use of the medium, instruction in drawing as well as value and color. Each day you will compete a work of art, getting the confidence to make selections for suitable subjects to create good works of art! Evaluations daily will give you an idea of how to bring the art to completion. It is enriching, inspiring, and so consuming to create like this! I love it!

About the Instructor

Doris Rice's studio is the great outdoors. Painting on location is her inspiration, staying in the moment to capture the world around her. "It is an exciting challenge every time I paint," Doris says. "It brings me into the moment."

She is a graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. The years after her degree were spent in Philly and New York as an illustrator for advertising and publishing. In 1979, Doris moved to North Hampton, NH, changing her focus to plein air painting. Her love of travel began as she studied with various master plein air painters, developing her signature painting style. She discovered the excitement of bringing others to the joy of creating, starting her teaching career.

Works are available at:

Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Seacoast Artist Association, Exeter

Wood Gallery, Coronado, California

Doris is active teaching locally as well as leading Plein Air Adventure Trips to locations across the USA and Europe, artist-in-residence projects for schools, and mentoring for degree students.

For information on workshops, classes and paintings, look Doris up on the web:

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at