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

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Location ,Dicksons Studio Gallery at San Francisco # 1

Finally we are moved in and just putting a few last touches on the gallery. The new location at #1 San Francisco / Relox corner of the Jardin. You can't get more central then that. We are up above the Restaurant Rincon de Don Tomas (the restaurant is under the arches) and we are overlooking the Jardin.The same place as Andres Hair Salon if you are familiar with his local. Or kitty corner from Dolphy's Ice cream. The entrance is on San Francisco across from Inter Cam. The entrance way has many hats, baubles, sparkles and sunglasses but if you wade past that there is a set of stairs to the right, - follow them and watch for our signs.   It's a beautiful 450 year old Spanish Colonial building that has been in the Sanchez family for the whole time and still is. Wow if these walls could talk. The walls were a nightmare to paint as they are far from being flat. (more like a mtn. range) and Tom says there is not one 90 degree corner in the place, but... fantastic atmosphere and of course the view is superb. As we were working yesterday we found we had a first class view of the parade marching it's way into the Jardin! I'm not sure what the event was,  it seemed like a prelude to the Dia De Los Locos parade which is coming up.
 Thanks everyone that has written wondering why my blog's been off the air for weeks.
 Can't wait to get back to real painting again! and of course seeing the returning smiling faces of those students coming back in June. It's been soooo hot, but the rains are coming back soon too! There are in fact a few still here, slowly getting to know the new studio as it has been evolving. We started out painting in the inner patio so I'll post a few of those. Tomorrow I'll get some interior views, and the view from the Jardin. Adios for now amigos, Donna

Monday, May 2, 2011

Time Off and A trip to the Sierra Gordas!

Bernal and the Monolith in the background. this the view as you are leaving Bernal and climbing up into the mountains

A town near Jalpa in the Sierra Gordas     We'll be off for a few days visiting the fascinating Sierra Gordas and Huasteca region to the east of San Miguel. As you climb the mountains beyond Bernal the landscape keeps changing from dry sierras to pines and more tropical the further you go east.We saw a lot of rain the last time we went , it poured steadily in Xilitla , so hope to get a drier view this time.The place we had planned to move to in centro has fallen through so we're going to take a bit of a break and see some new scenery and get refreshed. Next week on the 11th of May - WED. 9:30 til 12:30pm.WATERCOLORS and  Pen and Ink; -Thursday oils/acrylics as usual.9:30 til 12:30pm. No Tuesday class. Adios amigos Donna Next week Watercolors changed from Tues to Wed on the 11th of May  9:30 til 12:30pm.