• Lisbeth Firmin's

    One Week Urban Landscape Painting Class

    A Medieval Walled Town in Umbria - Casa Della Zia, Vallo di Nera

    Departs September 1, 2024 - Returns September 8, 2024








  • Itinerary

    Travel led by Lisbeth Firmin

    Arrival Day

    Guests will be welcomed at Rome Fiumicino Airport and shuttled to Vallo Di Nera in comfortable vans, accommodating up to 4 passengers each, with small luggage. A leisurely stop in Orte for refreshments sets the tone before settling into the accommodations. The evening is marked with a welcome party at the local Taverna, “Bordone”, featuring a buffet of local delicacies and drinks.


    Mornings begin with breakfast options in the house, complemented by fresh coffee. Additional coffee and pastries are available at local spots like Bordone and Il Cacio Re, with the option to explore nearby breakfast venues.


    Daily painting classes will be combined with cultural tours through Vallo and neighboring towns, and free time to enjoy local attractions. Highlights include visits to historical sites like the Church of Santa Maria, quaint olive groves, and traditional piazzas.


    Afternoons & Evenings

    Afternoons and evenings offer more activities and painting classes, and planned meals at rustic trattorias, showcasing Umbrian cuisine such as truffles, wild boar, and regional wines. Meals and snacks are available throughout the day and evening at the house.

  • Departure Day

    The retreat concludes with a final breakfast and coffee session before departing for Rome Fiumicino Airport, ensuring an early arrival for guests' flights.

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  • Meet Lisbeth Firmin

    Lisbeth Firmin's painting, "The Parasol," oil, 16" x 22" 2023

    Lisbeth Firmin, "The Parasol", oil, 16" x 22", 2023

    Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist whose paintings and monotypes explore the relationship between people and their urban environment, while simultaneously capturing the energy and light of a specific moment in time. Her urban landscapes, following in the tradition of earlier realists such as John Sloan, George Bellows, and Edward Hopper, depict a feeling of human solitude, of people headed somewhere undisclosed. She is not interested in producing a literal translation of her subject matter, but aims instead to ride the line between abstraction and realism, letting the viewer provide the final interpretation.

    Lisbeth Firmin's works can be viewed at:


    C24 Gallery

    560 W 24th Street

    New York, NY 10011





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