Constant assistance was provided as Mary made her way between guests, lending tips to improve, offering words of encouragement and praise as each individual work of art came together.
After a successful first try, paintings were handed round and positives were exchanged, creating an atmosphere of encouragement and pride amongst the group.
...at the beginning, just after Mary had finished her demonstration, guest Naomi described watercolour as not being '…as easy as it looks!'
She then left bursting with excitement explaining 'That was absolutely brilliant, I love painting!'
- Kelly, UK (courtesy of Kelly's blog: Blue-eyed View)
...providing the extra painting dimension. Everyone without exception was excellent - exceptionally friendly, helpful, hospitable and very professional and hard working. All involved went that extra mile to make guests feel welcome and to ensure that they had a great holiday.
- Paul, UK
Watercolour painting with Mary was wonderful too. Two really special days were spent with her. Lovely to have started something new. So encouraging with our efforts!
- Meg, UK
From the moment that Mary picked us up in our Marrakesh riad to the moment that she delivered us, seven glorious days later, to our Fez hotel, we enjoyed every minute of traveling with her. Mary is a bright, energetic, and well-traveled English artist who is interesting to listen to and fun to be with. She seems to know every stone and turn in Morocco. She was able to give us great advice when planning the trip (always answering questions promptly and fully); and she knew the route, with all the twists and turns and weather-related changes, in great detail. As a Westerner living in Morocco, Mary was able to share some very thoughtful observations about this fascinating country. And, with her artist's eye and traveler's curiosity, she was a great companion for our trip. Traveling with Mary was like traveling with a good friend - one that is knowledgeable about the country and its people, and respectful of her companions' pace and interests. We were very lucky to have Mary as our guide.
- Kathy S. and Salomon M. Toronto, Canada
Mary, the painting teacher, was fantastic! She is a very gifted teacher, knowing how encourage her students and help them with a perfect combination of expert advice and diplomacy. After my first Watercolour Walk I immediately booked another the next day and would have done more if I'd had the opportunity. I also liked the way she would point out problems and struggles she has had, or was having, with her own work, which made us all feel better about our own.
- Corrine, Australia
Mary was an outstanding painting teacher on our day out, she was enthusiastic, a great and encouraging instructor for us first timers and given us a taste of what a wonderful experience a painting holiday would be with her!
- Alan, UK