Painting Cruise students aboard the stunning Columbia III. Photo courtesy of Mothership Adventures.

Paint and cruise the B.C. coast

Renowned B.C. artist Gaye Adams will lead a painting cruise on the beautiful Columbia III May 27-May 30

Renowned B.C. artist Gaye Adams will lead a painting cruise on the beautiful Columbia III May 27-May 30.

Participants will have the opportunity to paint some of the most beautiful and remote coastal locations in B.C. with instruction and guidance from Adams.

Adams is a master pastellist and member of the Oil Painters of America who has won awards at the international level and had images featured in numerous publications around the world. She works often with well-known artist Robert Genn and paints in various global locations, from Spain to California. She currently resides in Sorrento, B.C. where she is inspired by the beautiful scenery.

Adams will be working in oils,  but pastellists, watercolourists and acrylicists are most welcome to take part in the cruise. Coaching will be geared to the experience level and personal style of each artist. Adams will work with students to help them find strong design elements within the landscape.

Daily demonstrations will punctuate each day aboard the Columbia III, a luxurious 68’ vessel featuring gourmet food.

The annual coastal painting cruise is one of the seasonal highlights for Mothership Adventures, which provides a wide variety of coastal adventures on the Columbia III. The scenery participants will get the chance to see is unparalleled – artists will see stunning landscapes daily.

For more information about Adams, visit www.gayeadams.com

To learn more about the Columbia III and Mothership Adventures, go to www.mothershipadventures.com

The three-night painting cruise with Adams leaves from Campbell River and costs $1,650 per participant. For more information, contact the Campbell River Art Gallery at (250) 287-2261, e-mail curator@crartgallery.ca or check out www.crartgallery.ca