Studio Locations


Galeria Dickson
Andador de Artesanias (just off the main street, Guayabitos)
Rincon de Guayabitos, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

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

tel: (cell) 044 415 100 8898

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.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2015 JUNE 17 PLEIN AIR on Recreo

This is a scene I completed recently near the Oratorio Church where the buses come in on Insurgentes. oil on panel 14 " x 18" 
Meeting on south Recreo going towards El Charco and Juarez Parque for our plein air on Wed June 17th at 9:30  am   This is a fun street and a variety of scenes to paint along this street, the trick will be to find a scene you like and a place that isn't blocking the passage way too much to paint from Don't forget your camera, and supplies We will have shade on the east side of this street. If it's cloudy we may choose another spot but we will meet here first. If it's threatening to rain then we will cancel or paint indoors. Send me a message if you have any questions . You will need a small folding stool if you are doing watercolors.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Back in San Miguel at Galeria San Francisco

From Galeria San Francisco 
Classes start Monday June 8th with watercolors at 9:30 am til 12:30 pm. Come by if you haven't already signed up. # 1 San Francisco upstairs overlooking the Jardin.
Platicando en la Esquina oil 18 x 18"  
here's a recent painting I will be showing in the July group show at  Galeria San Francisco.
Oil and acrylic painting begins June 9th  Tuesdays at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the studio of Galeria San Francisco.
Here's a great plein air sketch from Park Juarez done by artist Tom Dickson a while back. He also  happens to be my painting partner and husband for the last 45 years! Nice simple sketch paying attention to the dark and light values and warm hues in the background.   
Plein air this first session will be Wed.  June 10th at  9:30 am and we'll go til about 12:30pm Bring a hat and your camera for reference photos. A viewfinder if you have one and all that you will need to paint on location. We can usually find a convenient bench to sit on in the shade. Let me know if you are coming. If you arrive early walk around the square checking out possible scenes to paint.