ALL-Inclusive: Kathleen Hudson — Paint Horses in Kentucky


April 5–9 • 2020

We invite you to let us host you to five fantastic nights, the first four students to sign-up will stay at Wildflower Ranch Inn. All others will enjoy private-room accommodations at Lebanon’s Hampton Inn. The experience will include a studio painting day and a Kentucky Horse Farm painting day, with award-winning artist Kathleen Hudson. She will also be with us for a painting trip to the Bernheim Forest. There will be 3 Distillery visits in our own backyard—Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark The latter has two outstanding Dale Chihuly glass installations. The Bardstown Bourbon Company, the largest new distillery in America, is also home of Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar, the first full-service Kentucky Bourbon Trail restaurant and bar in a distillery.

All of these delights are included. We will have many culinary experiences for you as well. Delicious classic meals and Carol Henry’s kitchen persona, The Bourbon Tart, will lead you in making Bourbon Balls and Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie. Your five-night accommodations are on us and all meals are included.

Pay a deposit of $500.00 per item


Kathleen Hudson Workshop
Painting Horses in Kentucky

Experience Timeline

Sunday, April 5, 2020
  • If you fly to Louisville International (Late Morning/Early Afternoon) you can be picked up by Rich. We will coordinate timing depending on everybody’s flight schedules.
  • 4pm: Check-in time at Wildflower Ranch Inn for those driving there
  • 6pm: BBQ and social evening at Wildflower Ranch Inn
Monday, April 6
  • 8am: Breakfast at Wildflower Ranch Inn
  • 9am: leave for Bernheim Forest for plein air painting with Rich Brimer (and Kathleen Hudson)
  • 3:30pm: Distillery tour: Jim Beam
  • Dinner at Bottle and Bond restaurant
  • Return to Wildflower Ranch
Tuesday, April 7
  • 8am: Breakfast at Wildflower Ranch Inn
  • 9am: The 2-day workshop with Kathleen Hudson begins at the Art Distillery studio
  • Noon: Lunch served at Wildflower Ranch Inn
  • 1pm: Continue painting in studio with Kathleen Hudson
  • 5pm: Desert Cooking Class with The Bourbon Tart
  • 6pm: Dinner at Wildflower Ranch (with your homemade dessert)
Wednesday, April 8
  • 8am: Breakfast at Wildflower Ranch Inn
  • 9am: The workshop continues with Kathleen Hudson with plein air painting at a horse farm.
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 2pm: Continue with Kathleen Hudson at horse farm
  • 6pm: Dinner (Undetermined)
Thursday, April 9
  • 8am: Breakfast at Wildflower Ranch Inn
  • 9am: Plein Air painting at Maker’s Mark Distillery
  • 3pm: Distillery tour at Maker’s Mark Distillery
  • 6pm: Dinner at Wildflower Ranch Inn
Friday, April 10
  • 8am: Breakfast at Wildflower Ranch Inn
  • 10am: Check-out time
  • Return to Louisville International

This all-inclusive 5-night stay is $1995. and includes airport transportation at Louisville International.

Kathleen B Hudson lives and paints in Lexington, KY, where she has a studio at Artists’ Attic. Hudson is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and an Artist Member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA. She received the Grand Prize in the 6th Annual PleinAir Salon for her painting Bright Morning, Timberline Falls, which was featured on the July 2017 cover of PleinAir Magazine. The same month Southwest Art named her an “Artist to Watch.” Hudson moved from her native Kentucky to Boston, receiving her undergraduate degree at Harvard University.  After graduating, she was selected to join Boston’s Copley Society of Art, the oldest non-profit art association in America. Hudson returned to her hometown of Lexington and began where you can find her in the studio creating larger scale landscapes that emphasize the dynamic interplay of light, shadow, and atmospherics.