Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Once again, aboard Queen Mary 2 ...
How exciting:
We will join Queen Mary 2 in NYC on June 30 for the 7 night Independence Day celebration M919. It will be followed by an eastbound crossing to Southampton M920. The return 14 night westbound crossing, M921, includes Liverpool, Reykjavik, Corner Brook and Halifax before returning to NYC.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Out to sea once again ...

2018 cruises aboard Azamara Club Cruises:

Azamara offers luxury cruises aboard boutique ships. With about 700 passengers aboard each one of the three Azamara ships, Quest, Journey and Pursuit the experience is port intensive and elegant.

Announcing "Paint Like Crazy" aboard Azamara. Maggie Nevens will teach one class per day every sea day.

Azamara Quest, April 7th to April 20th 2018 eastbound crossing from Miami Florida to Lisbon Portugal. 
Azamara Pursuit, November 6th to November 20th 2018 westbound crossing Barcelona Spain to Miami Florida.

Can you join us?

Friday, June 16, 2017


Sail away ...
Sail away ...
Sail away ...

on Cunard's Queen Mary 2: leaving NYC July 6, 2017 arriving Southampton July 13 (M725); July 13 to July 21 from Southampton to the fjords of Norway (M726); July 21 to July 28 return from Southampton to NYC (M727).

Maggie Nevens will teach 2 classes every sea day.
Hope you will join the fun.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Paint Like Crazy 2017

2017 classes will begin on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 
AND Friday, February 03, 2017. 

We will meet mornings, 9:30 to 12:30 in my Sarasota studio.

Classes will be an open studio format. 
There are many kinds of open studio. Paint Like Crazy open studio means that you bring ideas and/or reference materials (or use my boxes and boxes of “stuff”). Tell me what you want to work on and where you are in the process. I will offer help, demo and critique. If you have no particular request, bring your happy attitude and I will share ideas and technique.

Fees are 4 classes for $100 or $35 each.

Classes will be in session for 8 weeks, 
the 4 weeks of February and the first 4 weeks of March.

Thank you for your support!


Maggie Nevens

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Out to sea: Cruises

Several times each year, Maggie Nevens takes her watercolor classes out to sea as a guest instructor aboard the ships of Cunard and Celebrity Cruise Lines. 

Maggie's  second 2016 assignment: M628, a cruise aboard Queen Mary 2, from November 26, to December 8, 12 nights, Eastern Caribbean, round trip from NYC.

Her 2016 assignments include 30 nights aboard the Queen Mary 2 from August 9, to September 8, which combines a 7 night voyage eastbound from NYC to Southampton, England, followed by 16 nights to Hamburg and the Norwegian fjords and a 7 night return crossing, westbound from Southampton to NYC.

Friday, October 7, 2016


Are you ready to paint?
Are you ready to be together with painting friends at:
Maggie's Open Studio Classes?

Well, if that is the case, we shall begin!

Watercolor Wednesday will begin again 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016. 

We will meet the 4 Wednesday mornings in October and the first two in November. Classes are 9:30 am until 12:30 pm.

Classes are open studio, and include demos, critique and individual help as desired. 

Bring ideas, unresolved paintings, things to show and share and any other "stuff" that we might need. Do not worry if you have none that, bring yourself and I will give you ideas.

PLACE: Maggie Nevens’ Studio: 4929 Silkwood Drive, Sarasota FL 34241


Class minimum: 5 students; maximum: 9 students.

FEES: $25 each half day session when purchasing 4 or more sessions. (4 for $100)
           $35 for a single half day session.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Welcome, Painters,

Thank you for your interest in “Painting like crazy”.
Thank you for spreading the word.

Let loose. Have fun. Paint like crazy!

That is how we began and that is how we will go forward.

The Friday painters have requested a series of Yupo classes. The first four classes (and maybe more) will focus on yupo and likely include Terraskin. Don’t worry if you do not prefer Yupo, you are welcome to use “regular” watercolor paper.

Winter 2016 classes will begin on Wednesday, January 20 and on Friday, January 22; 2 days a week; all classes will meet in my home studio near I-75 and Proctor Road. (Home Depot area)

We will meet 10 Wednesday mornings and ALSO 10 Friday mornings, 2 in January, 4 in February, 4 in March.

PLACE: Maggie Nevens’ Studio: 4929 Silkwood Drive, Sarasota FL 34241

PLEASE call or email me directly.  941-343-0430; 

Take an individual class or a whole series.*

WEDNESDAY: STUDIO 9:30 to 12:30
DAY & TIME: Weekly classes:                  
Wednesday, January 20;
Wednesday, January 27;
Wednesday, February 03;
Wednesday, February 10;
Wednesday, February 17;
Wednesday, February 24;
Wednesday, March 02;
Wednesday, March 09;
Wednesday, March 16;
Wednesday, March 23;


FRIDAY: STUDIO 9:30 to 12:30
DAY & TIME: Weekly classes:        
Friday, January 22;
Friday, January 29;
Friday, February 05;
Friday, February 12;
Friday, February 19;
Friday, February 26;
Friday, March 04;
Friday, March 11;
Friday, March 18;
Friday, March 25;

*Classes are open studio, and include demos, critique and individual help as desired.
Class minimum: 5 students; maximum: 9 students.

FEES: $25 each half day session when purchasing 4 or more sessions. (4 for $100)
           $35 for a single half day session.

READY to sign-up for class?


Let loose. Have fun. Paint like crazy.

PAINT LIKE CRAZY: WATERCOLOR and MORE is a non-traditional approach to painting for beginners, re-starters and intermediate painters who want to let loose, have fun, and paint like crazy. The technique most often used is wet into wet watercolor, with tips and technique to make successful paintings. We often paint without drawing and without reference photos. The results are loose interpretive renderings of the subject matter. Classes generally focus on painting elements of the natural world, especially landscape and floral.