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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Niki Gulley and Scott Williams Lead Art Treks in Portugal


"Late Harvest" ©2019 Niki Gulley 
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Portugal Art Trek: 
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Day 6 - Jeronimos Monestary

After an action filled day in Lisbon, we took a slower pace the next day by visiting Cascais' bustling Farmers' Market and later that day, onto one of Lisbon’s the most visited sights, Jeronimos Monestary. Its architecture is unlike any other church, demonstrating the wealth in Portugal’s age of exploration. 

Upon returning to Cascais, we just had to go for one more Port tasting, and fortunately the grapes did not disappoint! That evening, we dined on one of our best meals and relived the fun events of the trip.

(Picture at top you can see my painting from the Douro Valley where so may of Portugal's delicious wines and ports originate. The grapevines had turned gorgeous reds, golds and oranges and the wineries were perched on such high hills overlooking the river that I wanted to capture that commanding view. Hugging the various elevations, grape leaves rise from neatly planted rows, inviting you to stop in and try one of their delicious ports.

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If you'd like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks, including one to Alsace, France next August or on our Foodie Trek to Tuscany, please let us know. 

Alsace, France - Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2022 (wait list only) / Oct. 2023

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