A Day of Celebration and Remembrance

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the Memorial Event last Saturday to celebrate Mitch’s life and work. It was lovely to see you all and share memories with you. I am overwhelmed by how many people he touched during his lifetime which although too short was filled with love and friendship. Much Love Hanna

Remembering Mitch Waite

Memorial Event

Dear Friends

I would very much like to share with you all a moment of remembrance and give you all a chance to say goodbye to Mitch and pay your respects so I am organizing a memorial event at the gallery in Vence in 13 rue de l’Evêché, on Saturday the 30th of November. Mitch loved being in his studio painting so I feel this is the best place to celebrate his life and his achievements as an artist and to remember him as a friend, teacher, father and husband. It will be an all day event for people to drop by when they can between 11am and 5pm.

I hope many of you will be able to join me and our two boys on this day.


Mitch Waite Passed Away on November 10th

After a year of battling cancer Mitch died peacefully at home on November the 10th. He was my best friend, a dedicated and loving father and husband, a great artist and a wonderful human being whose lust for life and passion for art meant so much to so many. I feel blessed to have shared my life with him for the last 15 years and I am proud of all the things we achieved together and most of all of our two boys. I will miss him so very much. I love you my darling. Hanna


On Christmas Day 2012 I collapsed playing football and was diagnosed finally with a brain tumour.

I have now spent the whole year on chemo etc. Unfortunately not entirely successful yet.

We have decided to close the painting holidays and emigrate to Sweden in the Spring. However we will run the courses that are currently on for 2014.

We have made so many friends over the years and wish you all well, hope to see you again somehow one day.  Please feel free to contact us anytime. The gallery we have in Vence old town is now for sale.

Best wishes.

Mitch & Hanna

Luxury Painting Course Holidays for beginners as well as experienced painters.


Mitch Waite’s one-week painting course holidays provide the very best in tuition, wonderful food, beautiful accommodation and inspiring surroundings.

Mitch Waite has over 25 years professional experience including 12 years running these courses. His latest works are on exhibition in his gallery in Vence. Galerie waite

The course is based in Vence (25 minutes from Nice Airport). The old town is just 5 minutes walk from the hotel, its large stone walls, narrow streets and ancient buildings are a painters paradise. Excursions to nearby villages and beauty spots with breathtaking scenery provide a never ending supply of inspirational subjects, and the many galleries, museums, cafés and Provençal markets all make this a perfect painting course holiday.