Painting The Napa Valley with Beverly
- Snacks, Coffee, & Tea
- One Guest
- USD $1350
- Additional guest(s) (max 3)
- USD $530
- One Guest
- USD $540
- Additional guest(s)
- USD $180
Meet the Artist
As a student of Richard Diebenkorn in the early 1970s, Beverly was drawn to the qualities of the expressionists and colorists, and her work began an evolution into a vibrant style of her own. She traveled to vineyard regions of Tuscany and Umbria, painting the Mediterranean “colors.” It was this love of the wine country and the tranquility of rural life that brought her to the Napa Valley in 1983.
She starts her paintings with a loose composition, which gives her flexibility to add and subtract elements as she wishes. Starting with dark and muddy tones and moving toward light and brighter ones, Beverly builds colors until finally, after many sessions of layering, a painting emerges. She knows she is finished with a piece when she senses a vibrant, luminous quality which has brought her vision to life.
Beverly is known for her original approach to painting and will guide you as you explore your own techniques. She will help you "loosen up” by not following traditional step by step painting methods. To her, each painting is a journey without a known destination, full of surprises and happy accidents.
- Outdoor sketching or photography in various locations, weather permitting.
- Finding inspiration in Beverly’s creative studio space nestled in the Napa Valley foothills overlooking the vineyards.
- Learning to mix and blend your own personal color palette.
- Guidance on how to layer colors, starting with dark tones and building up to the lighter ones.
- Techniques for working in acrylics or oil paint.
- Studio time to discover new ways of painting, with encouragement to experiment.
- Your own original painting (or two) of the Napa Valley.
- All materials and tools needed to complete your piece.
Stay at Beverly's
Explore Napa, California
Kids over ten are welcome. Access to Beverly's studio requires walking up 4 steps.
This VAWAA is available for a longer duration. Please ask when you send your booking request.
It was a pleasure for us to be students of such a dynamic artist like you. We really enjoyed the whole experience starting from your gorgeous studio set up in the serene valleys of Napa, all the way to the art that we created and took home with us. It was such a memorable experience and we will keep this experience in our memory and hearts forever! We got so much motivation & encouragement from yo Read more
Michael H., United States
Our time with Beverly was relaxing and inspiring. Overlooking the Napa Valley, her home and studio are filled with light and scenic views, setting the stage for a truly picture-perfect painting space. Beverly's technique and understanding of color is vast and experienced. For the advanced painter, this VAWAA provides a perfect opportunity to try a new approach to painting and their personal color Read more
I knew I’d like Beverly as soon as she greeted me at the door to her wonderful home and studio: she exuded warmth and friendliness. And I was right. Beverly is an amazing artist and an intuitive teacher - understanding and anticipating the needs of her students. Like any great teacher, she shares her own processes/information but does not impose them on you - rather, she good-naturedly encourages Read more