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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.
6:00 to 8:00pm 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

Recent 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.

Costa Rica, March 2020

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Coronado – April 2020

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Lodi – April 2020

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Santa Fe – May

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Cape Cod – June 2020

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Monhegan – July 2020

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Vermont in Summertime!

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Seacoast NH – Aug 17-21 2020

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Star Island – September 2020

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Brittany – Sept 19-26 2020

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Tuscany – October 2020

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Greeting Cards – Nov 2020

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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