A young bride wanted to explore her new husband’s home country, and paint along the way. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, she was able to take to the road for more than a year, seeing all 23 of Argentina’s provinces.

“After the Gym,” by Antrese Wood

Antrese Wood wanted to know more about her husband, Jorge’s, homeland. So they did what any young couple would do: They took to the road with a limited amount of cash and an unlimited hunger for adventure and traveled around the varied and vigorous countryside of Argentina. Their travels took them along mountain roads and into towns erupting in festivals, from Jujuy to Tierra del Fuego, and Wood painted it all.

Antrese Wood painting on location at Valle Hermoso, in Mendoza

“End of Day, Cordoba,” by Antrese Wood

The artist painting in the Jujuy province of Argentina

“Penguins, Punta Tombo,” by Antrese Wood

The artist used any structure under which she could find shelter while on her journeys.

They still took care of business; Wood and her husband did some freelance work along the way, and she became adept at nurturing and selling to collectors from the road. Videos, blog posts, and photographs are available on her blog, and we’ll be checking in with her again when the trip wraps up. But for now, here are some select images from Wood’s project “A Portrait of Argentina.”


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