Art Retreats

FRANCE!! Paint with Mike Bailey, NWS

Hurry to Reserve your place for June 13-22, 2014 or May 15-24, 2015. Contact Mike directly at 831-438-6142 or email Mike now to reserve!

Mike painting in FranceM.E. "Mike" Bailey, NWS announces "Paint in France with Mike Bailey and Friends." Bailey has been to France and to Spain with painting groups multiple times before. Located near Toulouse in the South of France, this trip promises to be the most elegant and terrific fun.  Come paint for ten days, relax, tour, shop, wander and just plain enjoy.   Before or after the workshop there is fabulous opportunity to see other sites, such as Avignon, Aix en Provence and more . . . . Even Paris!

A Perfect Painting Season

SunflowersTen days of bliss in the south of France. ...Imagine the fragrance of the air as Lavender fields bloom nearby. What would it be like to stand in a field of sunflowers blooming over the height of your head? Consider walking and touring through medieval citadels and villages. Or, how about enjoying a quiet afternoon in the shade of a beautiful patio, while sipping fine wines? And, if you are an artist, think of painting purple rows of lavender, or the stonework of an ancient gate or doorway. The time is yours to revel in and follow your desires.  Join us for this storybook journey to Medieval France.

ArchwayNon-Painters Welcome!

There is much to see and plenty of reasons to go if you are a non painter.  If you wish to tour the countryside, shop, read or merely absorb the surrounding air and ease yourself from day to day, this is the place and the group to do it with.  Join us.

You won't believe the fabulous price of this exquisite event!  The Baileys have reserved the entire villa of Haut Baran just for you June 13-22, 2014.   Call 831-438-6142 or email me directly at  This will be a small, intimate group.  Space is limited, so act now!

See more at the Haut Baran website!

Domaine Haut Baran

What's Included ??

PoppiesPainting instruction and critique by Mike Bailey, Ten nights accommodations, Transportation to and from Toulouse Airport, All Breakfasts, 5 Dinners, 5 Lunches, Restaurant arrangements, All taxes and Free Wi-Fi, Guided Tours, translation and guide services, where applicable.

Won’t you consider joining us for an art retreat?  We have a ball !  Contact me directly if you have questions or need more information.

- Mike -

To speak to Mike about art retreats, call 831-438-6142 or email Mike.


Painting Trip to Perigord, France 2008

Who doesn’t wish they could fog off to Europe to some romantic destination with nothing more on their mind but to paint, eat, sleep, drink, paint, talk about art, see art, eat, sleep, paint, drink etc. etc. etc. ?

We do it.  And we do it in style.  Here are a few shots of the trips we took to The Perigord Region of France.  As you can see, the scenery, the people, the food and everything else was extraordinary!  Fun filled, worry free days is the norm on these wonderful retreats.  They are a place to gain new instruction, to refresh one’s soul and mind, to experience the new and the different and to return home with a new perspective about living life.

Mike Painting Sarlat
St Emilion Aperitif, Anyone?
Sunflower Field The Choice