Painting while traveling, capturing aspects of your trip in an artist’s travel journal or while painting on location are fabulous ways to deepen and enrich your travel experience. You will return home with your own painted mementos of the trip that will take you right back there to re-experience it whenever you would like.

Dottie co-led her first painting travel trip to Spain (Madrid, Sevilla, Jerez) in May 2007 and has since been leading painting trips to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Greece.

She co-led a  “Painting In Spain” trip in May 2014, with Salli Gutierrez (, more trips to Mexico from 2008-2017 and is looking to lead return painting trips to Mexico, Greece and elsewhere in the future. Contact her with your trip questions and/or wishes and for more information at


El Pueblito - 16"w x 20"h - watercolor

El Pueblito

Painting In Mexico 2018—March 2-12, 2018

One Spot Left! (as of Dec. 15, 2017)

We had a fantastic Painting In Mexico Trip in March 2017 with 10 people attending. Lets do it again! Casa Luz, San Miguel de Allende. Join me.

Contact me if interested:, 303-641-8704

Ten days in the beautiful historic colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. We will stay within walking distance of the center of town (the Jardin) and spend 10 days painting en plen air and in making our own artist travel journals with instruction by Dottie Oatman. You will delight in this town of sumptuous color, textures, culture and endless painting subjects.  Trip cost -$2000, not including airfare.

Full fee payment (or remainder) due January 15, 2018