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Artist/Distinguished Professor

Louise Freshman Brown is a painter and mixed media artists whose works have been featured in museum exhibitions and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. Louise received a B.F.A in painting and M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from Syracuse University. She is a Distinguished Professor of art emerita at The University of North Florida, and for the past 40 plus years, she has conducted workshops and lectures nationally and intentionally.


Frederick Brown is a Florida-based chef, with more than 30 years experience, and has honed his craft working in the United States and Europe, including as Corporate Sous Chef and instructor for Bon Appetit Magazine. Fred has been coordinating and leading workshops in Europe since 2007, and he will showcase his talents by producing regionally influenced fare to be enjoyed outdoors while being complimented by local wines and exceptional views of the Croatian countryside. Fred was also the co-owner of Crane Ramen restaurants (Gainesville and Jacksonville, FL) and Madrina’s Cocktail Lounge (Gainesville, FL).

students painting in the European countryside tourism workshop

Our Philosophy

As the term ‘Radius’ suggests, we endeavor to keep our participants experience within a certain locale. We strive for an experience of place and culture, “Slow Tourism,” if you will. See, smell, taste, feel, and literally drink it in—the terroir, the special characteristics of the earth around you that make it, and what grows from it, unique. The world is becoming so small, so same. Radius encourages people to take the time in one place to elicit the differences that still exist, the nuance of place. And to that end, one must stop and enjoy the bounty of a region with all of one’s senses.