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Watercolor Instruction and Plein Air Adventures

Doris Rice is an acclaimed international watercolor painter and teacher who lives on the Seacoast of New Hampshire and paints on location throughout North America and Europe.

She offers ongoing weekly classes in Exeter and Portsmouth, New Hampshire as well as a full schedule of Plein Air painting trips.  Her students range from total beginners to accomplished painters who exhibit and sell their work.  They share is a love of nature, a passion for color, and an appreciation of Doris’ warm, friendly, encouraging and relaxed teaching style.

Ongoing Classes

Wednesday, ongoing
At Seacoast Artist Association Gallery, Exeter, NH
Two afternoon sessions (1-3pm and 3:30-5:30pm)

Thursday, ongoing:
9:00 to 12 am Portsmouth, First Methodist Church, Miller Ave.
6:30 to 8:30pm Seacoast Artist AssociationGallery / Exeter, NH

Kittery Adult Ed
12 Williams Ave,  Kittery, Maine
Visit www.kittery.maineadulted.org/ for a schedule


Plein Air Adventures & Special Workshops

Upcoming Painting Adventures with Doris Rice

I hope you’ll join me for a delightful week in some of my favorite painting locations.  We build in plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty, cultural treasures and excellent cuisine – and the friendly companionship of our fellow painters.

Greeting Cards – Nov 2018

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Jensen Beach – April 2019

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Lodi – April 2019

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Coronado – April 2019

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Santa Fe – May 2019

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Quebec City – June 2019

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Cape Cod – June 2020

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Monhegan – July 2019

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Seacoast NH – Aug 2019

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Tuscany – Sept 2019

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Sicily Sept-Oct 2019

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Portugal – October 2019

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“Doris is a gifted, encouraging teacher and a lovely person. Since I began taking her classes, I’ve started to look at the world with fresh eyes.” – RG Portsmouth
“Painting outdoors with Doris has taken me to a different place in my brain than where I spend most of my time. It is fun to revision, to see things in a new way.” – LB
“I went outside and had a magical experience. It’s not like painting from photos” – DP
“Doris has a lovely friendly way about her, which is very encouraging.” – CL
“Doris has the ability to inspire all levels of painters.” – SJ
“She’s the best. A lot of people can paint but not everyone can teach, and we’re lucky to have that combination in Doris.” – JR
“I had a great time last night – it was both humbling and inspiring.  Can’t wait to do it again and in the meantime I will be practicing.  Thank you.” – KK