Painting holidays with ADELE EARNSHAW and JOE GARCIA in Adele’s home country of New Zealand!

Unlike traditionally structured painting workshops where students spend the day in the studio with only one or two excursions to paint on location, this will be a laid-back adventure and your studio will be the beaches, islands and rain forests of the the Bay of Islands, where Adele now resides!

Please click on the colored links throughout the blog for all the information about the Painting Holidays in New Zealand. As in all blogs, the last post is the most recent, so be sure to scroll down to see all the posts.


February 22 – February 28, 2015

Watercolor Magic with Deb Groesser

March 3 - 9, 2015

Capture Impressions Swiftly with V...Vaughan

Interested in an Artists' Retreat? Please contact us for information!

Below, you will read posts from SCAV crew members, giving you lots of first hand information about what to expect when you join the Painting Holiday. Be sure to read the older posts too! Visit the INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOLIDAY pages listed on the right side of the blog.

There are lots of links sprinkled throughout the blog posts and pages. Be sure to click on those for an abundance of information about New Zealand. Come back often to view the latest posts and schedule!

All images copyrighted by Adele Earnshaw and Joe Garcia.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A few photos from the first Painting New Zealand Holiday, 2012!

The Crew of Southern Cross ArtVentures gives a hearty thanks to all who participated in the premier New Zealand Painting Holiday! We appreciate everyone who spent the week with us and hope that your week on the Kowhai Coast (near Auckland) of New Zealand was memorable!
Joanne pours Bev the first glass of wine at the welcome dinner!

Wendy, Tera, Jan, Mel & Bev enjoy the evening at the Riverside Matakana boat dock on the Mahurangi River below the resort.
The crew of SCAV served up a hearty welcome dinner and wine!

Tera painting on Kawau Island.
Rob & Dee on the launch to Kawau Island
The entire group enjoying an evening at the Tawharanui Peninsula home of Lindsay & Brian.

SCAV crew, Joe Garcia, Adele Earnshaw, Jim Hanson, Anne Garcia and Joanne Hanson


  1. We had an awesome week and are looking forward to two of them next year! Michael Chesley Johnson and Barrett Edwards are scheduled to teach them in Feb/March 2013.

  2. So glad you had a wonderful time Joanne. Looking forward to catching up next year. (O: Best wishes for a safe journey home.

  3. Your holidays look brilliant! I visited the area in Feb 2012 from London and painted. I'm still painting beautiful NZ and getting my students to also! I can't wait to come back. I found relatives in Auckland too!

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