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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 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.

Brittany – Sept 2018

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Coronado – Nov 2017

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Greeting Cards – 2017

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Coronado – April 2018

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Santa Fe – May 2018

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Quebec City – June 2018

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Cape Cod – June 2018

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Monhegan – July 2018

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Seacoast NH – Aug 2018

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Star Island – Sept 2018

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Brittany – Sept 2018

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Tuscany – Sept-Oct 2018

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Coronado – Nov 2018

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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