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Dale Emmart                                                  Maria and Luis Mota

Plein Air Portugal became a painting, drawing workshop after a visit in 2010.  The chance to record an historic way of life steeped in tradition as it faces irrevocable change is an opportunity to document the pivotal transformation.

2010 - present

Dale Emmart


Residing in NYC and northern Pennsylvania, Dale earned her BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA/Painting from Rhode Island School of Design.  She has taught drawing and painting for over 30 years at Parsons, The New School, RISD, Brooklyn College Fordham University, and was the Department Head of Art at The Brearley School (now retired). She has led landscape painting workshops in Scotland, the Parsons School of Design in Paris, The Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in Brittany, and various schools and workshops in New England.


Dale has been exhibiting for many years. Her works are in numerous public and private collections in the US and abroad.  

2010 - present

Maria and Luis Mota

Travanca do Monte

Casa da Levada has been in the Mota family for over 300 years.  Maria and Luis established their welcoming B&B in their country home  more than 25 years ago. Warm, generous, friendly and multi-lingual, Casa Da Levada is a natural extension of their genuine fondness for people.

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