Painting holidays/vacations

 Painting Holidays for 2018 

 2018 Holidays
Wednesday 4th - Wednesday11th July 2018

Shorland Old Farm, North Devon 

Shoreland Old Farm

"Watercolours, pastels & sketching"

Having  had very successful painting holidays here in 2015, 2016 and 2017, I am back here again in 2018, running a course that will allow you to work in watercolours, pastels or sketching materials. (why not try all three?)  The course will encourage people to use the wonderful surroundings and incredible light of the County of Devon to create pictures using not only traditional ways of painting but, if they wish, experimenting with more exciting but easy alternative techniques.

The course will take place at Shorland Old Farm, a beautiful grade 11 listed farmhouse  on the western edge of Exmoor, North Devon U.K. This farmhouse is set in fourteen beautiful acres with plenty of painting subjects right on the doorstep. There is a very large and fully equipped studio, wonderful home cooked food and excellent accommodation. Non-painting partners are welcome.

To see short video of venue, click here

Click on the link below to book or to find out more about this exciting course.

Contact me through the 'contacts' page of this website if you need more information.

Sunday 15th -  Saturday September 2018

Provence, France

 Provence hotel 2


I will be running a one week watercolour course in the stunning Provence area of France. We will be staying at the Notre Dame De Lumieres Hotel. Provence has some of the most beautiful villages with amazing colours and breathtaking scenery.  This area was the inspiration to Van Gogh and Cezanne, who must have marvelled at how the light brought colours to life and were ever changing.  Join me on this exiting adventure where, like artists all through the ages, you cannot fail to be inspired.  It just has to be seen to be believed! 

Your booking fee includes airport transfers, transport whilst out painting, 7 nights accommodation, continental breakfast, lunches, soft drinks, three course evening meals and wine with evening meals. Price also includes five days tuition and the use of tables, easels, boards and other similar accessories.  However, we recommend you bring your own painting materials, especially brushes as these are personal to each painter.

Non-painting partners are always welcome.  Car hire can be arranged for them on request.

This painting holiday is organised by the very popular "Alpha Painting Holidays".  You can find out all the information you need and details of how to book by going to their website www.alphapaintingholidays

To watch a short video of this venue, click here

Alternatively, contact me using the 'contacts' page on this website

 19th - 25th August 2018

 Dalvaro Art, Valencia, Spain

Dalvaro Art

"Watercolours and/or pastels"

A week long course, 19th - 25th August.

I shall be running this course at the prestigious Art Holiday resort of "Las Quideas" This is in the beautiful old town of Beniganim, in the Valencia region of the Spanish Costa Blanca. This is a truly amazing place.  It is purpose-built for art holidays with every luxury you can imagine. All guest rooms are en suite and there is a large purpose-built studio and beautiful gardens. The hosts are wonderful and the food is amazing! Non-painting partners are welcome.

This venue is now offering the choice of taking part in the workshops and excursions but not paying for full board.  This is a great offer for people living in the local vicinity.

Do have a look at the gallery page of my website to see some of my work.

To see short video of this venue, click here

Click on the link below to book or  to find out more about this prestigious Art Holiday resort.

Alternatively, contact me via the 'contacts' page on this website.

 El Riurrau

El Riu Rau, Costa Blanca, Spain


A week long course from Thursday October 11th - Thursday October 18th

The course is suitable for people of all artistic abilities, from the complete beginner to the more accomplished painter.

This is a wonderful venue, a 200 year old converted Valencian farmhouse.  It is situated halfway between Alicante and Valencia.  Single and double rooms are available, also a selection of self catering holiday chalets nearby.

Click on the link below to book or  to find out more about this prestigious Art Holiday resort.

 Alternatively, contact me via the 'contacts' page on this website.










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