I am in the Alpes Maritimes. Bar-sur-Loup, for my summer cooking work. I am staying with my friend Alison and this is the view from my bedroom window.IMG_2106

When everything in the world of humans seems so upside down and difficult I find strength and peace in the great beauty that is all around me.

I have been umming and ahhing about next years dates and I have finally come up with a plan for Spring and Summer 2019. I hope that they are not too late for your holiday plans. But first let me show you a few photo’s from a few of Paint Provence with Tess trips.

IMG_8335IMG_2040LRG_DSC00007Wild flower meadow so close to the lavender fields of ProvenceLook at me arnPretty pretty prettyPoppies in ProvenceOh how pretty in Provence we areAbbaye de MontmajourArtignosc sur Verdonred rocks of RoussillonIMG_8416Lavender to infinityForever in ProvenceValensole en ProvenceLavender to infinityAnd a few photos of the food our chef’s have served.

pot pouri of wonderful food in provence

Dates and Destinations Spring/Summer 2019

Lake Powell. Arizona/Utah  March 23rd-30th

I am very happy to be taking Paint Provence to Lake Powell. It is an area of great beauty and a wonderful watercolour workshop destination. Imagine painting this!

Later on in May, Paint Provence will be going back to Roussillon to discover more amazing villages and landscapes.

Roussillon, Gordes, Bonnieux and Aix en Provence. May 18th – 25th

Lavender Fields of Valensole, Provence June 8th – 15th and June 22nd – 29th

I have decided to run two workshops in the lavender fields next year. It is so magical and peaceful there. Honey bees humming, butterflies flitting, birds singing, breezes blowing. Idyllic. We also visit beautiful villages, to the healing springs of Greoux les Bains, the Lac Sainte Croix, Tourtour and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

Montbeouf, Charentes. 6th – 13th July

It is very hot down south in July and August so Paint Provence with Tess is off to my dear friend Janet’s house in the Charente. Rolling green hills and pretty woods. Near to Bordeaux and Limoges we will have plenty to paint here.

Norway 3rd – 10th August.

I have a lovely Norwegian student called Victoria who has painted on two of my workshops now and who has suggested I take Paint Provence to Norway. Her family own cabins on the sea front in Northern Norway and looks absolutey stunning. Victoria is sending me more information and photographs soon.

By next week I will have all my trip dates, destinations and prices on my site Paint Provence with Tess. If you have any questions please email me on tessa@tessabakerart.com.


Many thanks and À Bientôt