Monday, October 1, 2012

Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend, Richardson, TX

"Autumn Harvest," ©2012 Niki Gulley
24x36" pastel

Day 2, afternoon, Vineyard tours and Wine Tasting - Tuscany Art Trek

On the second day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we took a tour in the countryside of 2 local wineries, seeing their cellars and production process while learning more about Italian wines. Then, the best part of all - sampling some of those delicious wines with the locally grown meats and cheeses! One of the wineries has been in the same family for 300 years, and the care and pride they take in making their wines really shows through. A great end to a fun-filled day!

If you'd like to see "Autumn Harvest" and more of my impressionist landscape paintings, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend, Oct. 6th and 7th, from 10am - 6pm. Visit for details.

Touring the cellar of one of the wineries that's been in business for over 300 years.

If you'd like to join us for next year's Art Trek to Venice in February, Greece in May, Tuscany in September or Cinque Terre / Lake Como in September, please visit for more information. Workshops fill up quickly, so please let us know if you are interested. The early deadline and to receive a $500 savings for the Venice workshop is less than a month away.

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