Studio Locations


Donna's Studio
Paseo de Guayabitos, (just off the main street, beside the Oxxo, near Teriyaki Alex )
Rincon de Guayabitos, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Galeria San Francisco
#1 Calle San Francisco, San Miguel de Allende, GTO., Mexico

tel: (cell) 045 322 888 7219

Sunday, November 1, 2015

NEW ART CLASSES special .....Guaybitos

In my studio with a student on the right.

NEW INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL   Your first class is 1/2 PRICE!
Want to take Art Classes this season in Guayabitos?  Here's a special introductory price to try it out.
Your first class is half price. Just $ 12.50 US at today's rates ..... 200 pesos.
Continuing classes at the rate of  $100. US (or peso equivalent ) for 4 - three hour classes in the medium of your choice. Watercolors, oils or acrylics.
I have been teaching beginners to advanced students for over 30 years and would be delighted to work with you. Let me know if you are interested. At the moment in my new studio I will be starting classes on November 2nd. - teaching the following days:

Monday morning at 9:30  to 12:30 pm for those who like watercolors.
Tuesday morning is oils and acrylics ....9:30 to 12:30 pm.

  I am located in the Paseo beside Oxxo in centro Guayabitos... the Paseo has Teriyaki Alex's restaurant and Aurora's  popular Beauty Salon.  Feel free to drop by the studio, Donna
Fresh Fish , the morning's catch.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Classes starting in Rincon de Guayabitos Donna's Studio

A morning walk at Rincon de Guayabitos.
  Welcome to all my students  past, present and future!
I will begin offering weekly classes in watercolors, oils or acrylics in my new studio in the charming town of Rincón de Guayabitos. Only 1 hour north of Puerto Vallarta.
These classes are designed for both beginners and advanced painters, and both short or long-term options are offered, depending on the amount of time you can devote or the length of your stay.
*We offer reasonable rates and I offer a reduced rate to students who sign up for 4 or more classes. Materials may be purchased for an additional fee. Classes are limited, so please book soon to ensure your space.
I look forward to painting with you here in friendly, sunny and beautiful Mexico!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm (as of November 2, 2015)
Monday Nov. 2nd - Watercolors  - 9:30 to 12:30 pm for beginners to advanced
Tues Nov. 3rd- Oils and Acrylics - 9:30 to 12:30 beginners to advanced. I will provide photos as we explore new subjects each week.
Cost of classes $ 30. US or save when you sign up for 4, at $100. US or peso equivalent.

Morning in the Palms 18" x 22" watercolor

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I've just posted some exciting new mini workshops I'm offering this winter.  The new ones will be in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit at Rincon de Guayabitos, where we are now living full time. 
JAN. 15th to 17th 2016,   FEB. 12th to 14th,   MAR. 18th to 20th,  and  APRIL 15th to17th.
These will be 3 full day intensive workshops, designed to give a real boost to your painting skills. We'll work on watercolor technique, seeing and mixing color, composition, values, simplifying and loosening up... all taking place in the pleasant warm atmosphere of the tropical Pacific coast. Don't worry - it won't be all work! There will be time to lounge in the sun or swim, and at the end of the day plenty of time to kick back or go shopping. If you're interested in any of these workshops let me know as soon as you can.  They are limited to 12 students. All are welcome!

Here's a link to the workshop list. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 September 4th opening New Exhibiton Tom and Donna Dickson

Our show opens Friday 4th of September hope everyone gets a chance to see it.
It will be up for 5 weeks at our old location upstairs across from the Jardin, but now it has become Galeria San Francisco . #1 San Francisco across from Intercam in San Miguel.

"SPRINGTIME SAN MIGUEL" oil on panel 16 x 24" Donna Dickson

"CALLE TECOLOTE" oil on panel 20" x 17" Donna Dickson
These will be featured in our show. I will post a couple of Tom's as well. No more classes til I get to Guayabitos late October. I will return to San Miguel for summer classes in June 2016. We had a great summer here and had lots of wonderful students.

"LOOKING WEST" oil 22.5 x 24" by Tom Dickson 

             "FIRST LIGHT" oil 16" x 20" by Tom Dickson these will also be in our show.
We've had a great summer of painting and had fun putting this show together. Donna :))

Sunday, July 26, 2015

plein air El Chorro July 29th Los Lavaderos

Woman hand washing at the old washstands in El Chorro. Los Lavaderos 
Watercolor from Los Lavaderos  We will meet here at  9:30am. Wed. July 29th.  Hope we find some ladies washing clothes but Monday is the traditional day for washing. The location is just before Juarez Park at the foot of Recreo, below the El Chorro buildings.  A tranquil place to paint with benches and no traffic to contend with. You may need a hat tho' as the sun shifts around. Washrooms in Juarez Park. Don't forget your camera for reference photos. See you there supposed to be sunny all week.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 July 22nd plein air CUNA de ALLENDE at 9:30 am

On CUNA de ALLENDE  an afternoon small sketch in oil I painted in February. This is the street we will be painting this week.
Esquina Vergel y Refugio Norte watercolor from last week.

 Trees growing in the intersection and growing out of walls!  This week WED JULY 22nd we will be painting on Cuna de Allende in centro. Weather permitting we will meet at 9:30 am somewhere along this 1 block short street probably closer to Cuadrante, but we'll see when we get there. If you are facing the big church the Parroquia ,the street on the right going past the side of the church is Cuna de Allende . It ends at Cuadrante where you find the outdoor cafe 10 /10 pie. It's a fun street to paint on with very little traffic. See you Wednesday. Fingers crossed for a sunny morning. Sometimes foggy early on but usually burns off.
La Casa Verde on a street called Arboles watercolor .The finished picture. I fine tuned it a bit when I got it home.

Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 July 8th Wed. Plein air corner of Vergel and Refugio

 This a great view of trees and street. You are looking up Prolongacion de Refugio from Vergel.
Hoping we'll get some sunshine. It has been raining almost everyday! So fingers crossed. We'll go ahead if it is cloudy but if it's looking like rain no. The brick colored store on the right makes great cakes and goodies!  Come prepared for any weather!  9:30 am on location. :)) Donna
A rare green casa on Arboles Street, from last week plein air. This is not quite finished here.