Our hearts go out to Ed and Kathy and the family for the passing of our longtime teacher, collaborator and friend Carol Maddox.

She first taught at La Romita in 1994 and taught every other year for 20 years.

As an artist Carol’s many awards include the American Watercolor Society’s Gold Medal in 2004, its Signature Award in 2008, and the H. Gramatky Award in 2011, along with three awards from the National Watercolor Society.

Her husband Ed accompanied her frequently and assumed the role of social director for her workshops. They worked together like a comedy team, keeping everyone smiling as they were being immersed in Carol and Ed’s cultural and artistic world.

We saw them regularly back in the states as well and they became true friends. We send Ed our deepest condolences and prayers. We will all miss her dearly.

You can visit her online memorial and contribute your own photos and stories.


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For over 55 years La Romita has been pursuing its mission "to inspire individual creativity and artistic expression through workshops in Italy, cultural exchange, and appreciation of the arts". We feel deeply that what we are doing at La Romita - the ways that it has enriched lives and promoted appreciaition of culture and art - is worth preserving through the toughest times. You can help us to continue to pursue our mission by making a donation this season. A donation to our La Romita Foundation will go to maintaining our staff and property until it's safe to travel once again.

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