2019 Coastal Plein Air Event and Workshop

Registration is open! 

August 19-24, 2019 Plein Air Event

August 20-22, 2019 Embedded 3 Day Workshop

Be inspired by the beauty of the Oregon Coast!




I started this painting on location and finished it in my studio on a rainy morning. 

This scene is one of my favorite places on the coast. I walk here to get my fix of waves and water! 

About Vinita

I’m a full time artist and a part time beachcomber living on the Oregon Coast. I’m mostly known for my water media paintings but I love all things creative!

I feel very honored to have my artwork hanging on the walls of friends and collectors throughout the world.


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As an art instructor, I teach exactly how I would want to be taught – in a way that encourages folks to create with more freedom, boldness, and simplicity. 

There is nothing quite like the feeling of helping someone express their own creativity.


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Online Classes

Make a Fresh Evergreen Wreath

Open Now!

Learn the step-by-step process to create a beautiful fresh evergreen wreath.  This will be a wonderful addition to your home this holiday season and may be the start of a new family tradition!

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Beginning Watercolor Class

Coming Soon!

I’ll introduce you to the very best methods for painting in watercolor in a fun, bold, and free method. This is perfect for the complete beginner or someone who’s painted for awhile but wants to learn more.


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Expressive Watermedia

Spring 2019

In this class, you will be challenged (in a good way) to paint with more expression and confidence. This class is perfect for the painter who wants to break out of their comfort zone.


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Living a creative life…


My favorite part of being an artist is having the opportunity to explore new ideas and new methods of expression. I see each artwork as a journey of discovery. Although I’m best known for my paintings in watercolor, I also work in gouache, ink, acrylic, and mixed media.

- Vinita Pappas

Happy Students

What a great value the Plein Air Painting Workshop was for me as a beginning watercolor painter. Vinita’s well organized 3-week online course was offered in a logical, systematic fashion that allowed students to develop basic understanding and skills through video talks, exercises, and homework. She offers just the right balance of information and encouragement to develop the very best outcome for students. Thanks again, Vinita!


I have been an online student of Vinita’s for several years. Have also attended some of her plein air workshops in oregon. Before I started with her I had taken drawing classes and a few watercolor classes, but never felt like an artist. I just jumped right in there with her classes. Have loved every minute of it and finally feel like I am progressing as an “artist” Thank you, Vinita, you are the best.


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