Dodie Davis looks at life through an artist's eye. She finds passion in watercolor because she loves the luminosity that she feels can be achieved most greatly in the medium of watercolor. Dodie relates to the medium; maybe it is the spontaneity, perhaps going with the flow, or loving the surprises that happen with watercolor. She believes that most everything is a painting waiting to happen and she paints it all - people, places, and "things".
Dodie has studied extensively in the last several years under master artist Tony Couch and her work reflects his influence. Dodie is now a workshop coordinator for Tony Couch. In 2006 following a personal event, Dodie's work took on a new meaning - "Painting From The Heart". Each of her paintings is an expression of feeling and love. Painting is her way of going to a place of spirituality and beauty, and she wants to share that place with others through her art.
Dodie teaches watercolor painting locally in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dodie belongs to several Watercolor and Art Associations in California and Colorado. She has been in many juried shows and competitions. Dodie's work is held in private and corporate collections nationally.
At Vitalia Tours, we believe that to truly have "seen" a country, one must "experience" it and that means by actively being involved in one's travels, not as just a tour participant or bystander. "Experiential" tours are those which you are participating in the local culture and traditions, trying new foods, engaging in unique activities of the area, and thus gaining personal insight and knowledge. When you experience something, you create memorable moments. We strive to create unique and bespoke tours to make your travels extraordinarily memorable. Our small-group escorted tours are a collection of exclusive out-of-the ordinary excursions and experiences designed for clients that want to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of Italy. These itineraries are custom designed packages with all your details completely organized but with enough flexibility to allow us some spontaneity. We offer a selection of handpicked activities and special culinary events that offers the most genuine Italian experience for our guests.
These tours will take you through hilltop towns, quaint villages, and the picturesque countryside where you will experience one of the most important aspects of the Italian lifestyle – food and wine!