Many artists dream about painting in Italy. Now, as retiring baby-boomers are increasingly taking up “brush and pallet knife,” more than ever, painting in Italy is the “thing.” Every day, a new “Artist’s” tour of Italy crops up in travel sections of the newspaper and on the Internet. But there still remains a majority of artists who prefer to “go it alone.” They are independent in their artistic styles, and prefer to be independent regarding their travels in Italy . This blog intends to target these free spirited artists who still need guidance to the best places to paint, especially those idyllic gems that are little known and less traveled. Certainly, independent travelers who are not artists will also benefit from this blog.

With a few exceptions, this blog is not a guide to restaurants, lodging, rental cars, or shopping, (except for art supplies.)

Sprinkled among the posts are: my paintings, and a few Italian proverbs and poems written by notable Italian authors for whom I work as a translator.

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Friday, April 3, 2009


Today I want to tip my hat to a dear friend and an amazing artist, Beth Cooper. Beth, who lives in Hawaii, has temporarily stepped away from her easel, set aside her brushes, and traded her sarong and flip-flops for a parka and hiking boots. Why? Beth is climbing MOUNT EVEREST! Whoever said, “artists are all fluff,” don’t know Beth Cooper.
CHEERS TO YOU, BETH!!! Stay dry, warm, and safe.

1 comment:

  1. You couldn't have said it any better Pam..... Beth is miles away from her homeland of Hawaii, but nonetheless she is sharing the beauty from within her heart with her glorious smile and admiration of people from abroad. I also tip my "papale" (hat) to Beth, what a wonderous and adventurous women and artist she is. CHEERS Miss Beth! Denise


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