Wyatt Waters Plein Air Watercolor Retreat

Le Marche, Italy

25th July – 1st August 2025


Embark on a captivating journey of artistic exploration in the enchanting landscapes of Le Marche, Italy, with master plein air watercolorist Wyatt Waters.


Join us for an immersive watercolor workshop that goes beyond the strokes of a brush as Wyatt guides you in learning how to truly see the world around you.


In the picturesque backdrop of Le Marche’s rolling hills, ancient villages, and coastal vistas, Wyatt will share his unique approach to plein air watercolor painting.






More than just a technical skill, this workshop focuses on honing the art of observation. Wyatt’s teachings emphasize the importance of truly seeing the subtleties of light, color, and form in the natural environment.


Whether you’re a novice or an experienced artist, Wyatt’s guidance will help you tap into your powers of perception, bringing depth and authenticity to your own painting.


Join Wyatt for an unforgettable artistic experience, where the blend of technique and perception creates watercolor masterpieces that not only reflect Le Marche’s beauty but also your unique and expressive perspective.



Included in the price is:


  • All tuition fees
  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury air-conditioned, en-suite rooms with: – see our rooms here
    – luxury bedding
    high quality, 100% natural, Italian toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and hand gel
    daily servicing of the rooms
    mid-week linen and towel change
    100% cotton waffle robes
  • All meals including breakfast, buffet lunch and a choice of up to 4 courses from our daily changing gourmet evening menu
  • A ‘pizza-giro’ evening at a local trattoria within a few minutes walk of the hotel
  • Delicious local wine with lunch and evening meal
  • Private group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)
  • 5 days painting tuition including demonstrations and one-to-one advice and guidance
  • 3 days’ excursions to specially selected stunning locations
  • Private transfers to and from painting locations
  • One Free day with the option to take an excursion to the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno, a Renaissance town full of history as well as fabulous boutique shops, charming cafes and one of Italy’s most beautiful piazzas (lunch not included)
  • Unlimited use of air-conditioned studio, if needed
  • Easels, boards and portable stools and chairs
  • full-time staff on-site including concierge service


Prices start from €3499 per person based on two people sharing a room


To find out more about the different room types, pricing, how to get here and more useful information fill out the form at the VERY bottom of the page.


Bring along Partner or Friend


If you’d like to bring along a non-participating partner they too can experience our hospitality enjoying all the meals and excursions.  If you’re wondering what else there is for them to do then find out just some of the options here.




About Wyatt


A prolific painter, renowned watercolorist Wyatt Waters has painted about as long as he has been alive. In his unrelenting quest of becoming a better painter, Wyatt draws on the influences of masters such as John Singer-Sargent, Edward Hopper, and William Hollingsworth.


 Waters paints solely on location – preferring the challenges that both plein air and watercolor present. His philosophy is “if it is interesting to see, it can be a painting.” This approach has led to the publication of ten successful books, including his most recent, The Watercolor Road | Painting and Writing through the American South, as well as the production of a five season television series, Palate to Palette, with chef Robert St. John — a traveling culinary and art series set in Italy and Mississippi.  


 Wyatt has received numerous awards and recognition, and his work has been featured in popular magazines such as Garden and Gun, Plein Air, American Artist, American Watercolor, and Arts & Antiques. Wyatt’s artwork can be found in both corporate and private collections, including those of two former presidents and several U.S. senators.


  Open since 1999, Water’s eponymous gallery features the catalogue of his original work and giclée prints. Following Wyatt’s belief that art is for everyone, the Gallery houses a gift shop where a variety of affordable imprinted gift items can be found, including gift items, books, stationary, and apparel. 


Visit wyattwaters.com to view more of Wyatt’s work, the online gallery and store.

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