We are delighted to announce Darla Bostick as one of our retreat leaders in 2021.

About Darla Bostick

Darla Bostick is a Texas resident with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University. She has been involved in the arts since that time as an art educator in multiple states across the US. In her personal work she finds the greatest challenge and satisfaction in watercolors and photography. Love of travel is evidenced primarily in her photographic images which later inspire paintings in watercolor or mixed media. Since painting on site is not always convenient when traveling, Darla began using the camera as a sketchbook to capture the colors of a region, its architecture, unique landscapes and the people’s daily lives. She has traveled to 65 countries at last count. She was President of the Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth 2010-2014 and has served on their Board for 8 years in various capacities.


Darla’s exhibits

Darla has had several solo exhibits for both watercolor and photographs throughout the North Texas area and her art work has appeared in several publications, web pages and television. She has been published in “Art Educator”, “Best of America Watercolor Artists & Artisans, Vol. I”, on the covers of “Denton Connection” and “Denton Scramble” magazines and as a result been featured numerous times in calendars for the Visual Arts Society of Texas and Irving Art Association. Each year she publishes a calendar featuring her paintings. Most of all, several paintings have won awards in national juried art venues and she has exhibited in TX, CA, LA, OK, NC, AZ, RI, KS, MN and MS. Her major emphasis is color and value. Her work currently hangs in private collections worldwide.

If you’d like some more information as to where we’ll be going during her trip, look at our excursions pages.

For more information on Darla Bostick and her endeavours, head to her website.

All guests should organise their own flights and insurances.

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