Tuscany and art go hand in hand
Canadian born Marilyn Day went to London, England
in her teens to study art and began her career there illustrating
cookery and gardening books.
Twenty years ago she moved to Tuscany and now lives there with her family in an old farmhouse in the hills east of Florence.
Her studio overlooks the Castello of Nipozzano and Frescabaldi vineyards.
In Italy, she has illustrated many children’s books and also produced the beautiful artwork for the cards and decorative papers found in the “Il Papiro” shops worldwide.
Her watercolours are inspired by the local buildings and produce of the fields and gardens that surround them, evoking the colours, flavours and harmony of central Italy. Prints of her still lifes are on sale in Italy and America. Her acrylic paintings, framed in original local frames, create scenes of the winding lanes, farms and lush vegetation of rural Tuscany.
Now you can take home your piece of Tuscany, created in the company of our local artist. Lessons in coloured pencils and watercolours include the understanding and use of colour, shadow and perspective and, more importantly, they aim to give you the confidence to create your own “momento” of your trip to Tuscany to take home with you.
Introduction: 1 hour working in pencil studying shadow, line and perspective. 4 hours using coloured pencils or watercolours to produce a still life or landscape.
All equipment is included in the price of lessons.