Art Retreats

FRANCE!! Paint with Mike Bailey AWS, NWS

Hurry to reserve your place for July 13-23, 2016. Contact Mike directly at 831-438-6142 or email Mike now to reserve!

Mike at castelfranc bridgeM.E. “Mike” Bailey  announces “Paint in France with Mike and Friends.”   He has made the “Domaine du Haut Baran” in Puy L’ Eveque a second home.   This fabulous estate is in the Lot River Valley and boasts extraordinary historical sites to visit.   Come enjoy the wonderful foods, wines,art and much more for ten days.   Whether or not you paint, this is a retreat to be remembered forever!   Once you are in Europe, don’t miss the chance to visit some of the more famous locales!

A Perfect Painting Season

terrrace umbrellasTen 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 local wines? Oh!   Don’t forget to paint while you are there !!  The time is yours to revel in and follow your desires. Join us for this storybook journey to Medieval France.

Non-Painters Welcome!

archwayThere 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 with which to do it.

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

See more at the Haut Baran website!


What’s Included ??

poppiesPainting instruction and critique by Mike Bailey, Ten nights in deluxe accommodations, Transportation to and from Toulouse Airport, and all local transportation, 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 this incredible retreat? We have a ball! Contact me directly if you have questions or need more information.

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.