Seascapes and Landscapes

Woodblock by Hannah Phelps
By Hannah Phelps.

Since the late nineteenth century, Appledore Island has been a haven for both amateur and professional artists - painters, poets, musician, and more! In this tradition we invite you to join us for a week of drawing, painting, printmaking and photography. This workshop is an opportunity for anyone interested in visual art to use the rugged seascapes and landscapes of the Isles of Shoals as their palette.

Seascapes and Landscapes 2015
En plein air.

Instruction for all levels in watercolor, oil or acrylic. Daily demos and reviews along with a focus on composition, color and using photography as source material, as well as photography as its own art form. Suggested materials list will be provided after registration. Photography walks, evening or rainy day printmaking instruction, and an art exhibition along with opportunities to learn about marine life and explore Appledore Island will round-out the week’s activities to enjoy while immersed in nature. Bring your own art supplies or camera and work at your own pace, while taking in the sights and sounds of Appledore Island.

Read this short article by the Peabody Essex Museum about Seascapes and Landscapes on Appledore Island, with testimonials from past participants: Click here to read!

“I return each summer because my body registers the joy I feel when I am there. It is exciting to be in this natural painting environment with scientists at the Marine Lab who can open your eyes to aspects and elements of the environment you’ve not noticed.” - Barbara Houston


Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Register
August 27, 2018 August 31, 2018


Wendy Turner, professional artist.
Based in Kittery Point, Maine with a renovated boathouse as a studio, Turner has painted with watercolor and pastel for over 30 years. Tuner draws inspiration for many of her paintings from the Isles of Shoals; her artistry reflects the chaos and beauty of the landscape, while seeking to magnify the healing and fragile nature of our planet. Turner's work in the permanent collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

Hannah Phelps, professional artist.
Based in New Boston, NH, award-winning printmaker Phelps’ relief prints are the result of a continuous exploration of the world outside her window and the forces at work there. Hannah is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen. Phelps' white-line woodcut, Calm Day at Fort Stark, won first prize in the National Small Works Exhibit, earning her a solo exhibition in summer 2012 at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring, MD.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation received

  • At least 30 days before departure = 100% refund
  • 29-15 days before departure =  50% refund
  • Less than 15 days before departure = 0%

Hannah Phelps jigsaw
Hannah Phelps. Appledore Spray, 2015. Jigsaw reduction woodcut.



Wendy Turner 2001
Wendy Turner. 42nd and Broadway, Appledore, 2001. Watercolor on paper.
Hannah Phelps woodcut
Hannah Phelps. Morning Obsession on Appledore, 2015. White-line woodcut print on Rives lightweight paper, inked with gouache.


Wendy Turner Color of Water
Wendy Turner. The Color of Water. Somerset Velvet Watercolor Paper Gicleé Print.


Event Type

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Price is per person. All-inclusive with: overnight accommodations, all meals, snacks and beverages, all program activities, and round-trip boat transportation between Portsmouth, NH and Appledore Island. This program is open to adults 18 years and older.


(603) 862-5346