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Painting Holidays with Famous Artists

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Paint in India with Ken Howard RA

28th February - 16th March 2015 An exclusive opportunity to join Ken Howard RA in two of his favourite locations in India. Capture ‘Holi’ - the Festival of Colours & the street scenes & palaces in the white-marbled lakeside city of Udaipur & in the sacred sandstone city of Varanasi on the River Ganges

Paint in Arles with Peter Brown

2nd - 11th May 2015 As well as the special quality of light in Provence that attracted Van Gogh and Gauguin to work in Arles, it has fine Roman Arena, it sits on the banks of the Rhone River and is a quintessential provincial French town perfect for capturing street scenes. In contrast, The Camargue is remote and a wild landscape.
Paint in Sri Lanka with Hazel Soan

Paint the medieval architecture in Assisi and Umbrian countryside with Hazel Soan

25th April - 4th May 2015 Assisi has a wealth of medieval and Renaissance architecture within its walled centre that makes it an excellent base for a painting holiday. Hazel Soan will be working with you every day helping you select appropriate subjects to paint.
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Paint the Gardens, Castles and Chateaux in Normandy with Pamela Kay

10th - 16th June 2015 Normandy is a haven for artists with some of France’s best kept secret and famous gardens including Monet’s at Giverny and ruined castles and turreted chateaux along the banks of the Seine River and towns with pretty half-timbered houses.
The Canadian Rockies with David Bellamy

Painting The Alps & Zermatt with David Bellamy and Jenny Keal

4th - 11th July 2015 Join veteran mountain and landscape painter David Bellamy and Jenny Keal painting in The Alps and Zermatt. A network of cable cars and mountain railways enable you to get really close to the Matterhorn and other mountain peaks.
Instructional Painting Workshop in Venice with Glyn Macey

Painting in Venice with Ken Howard OBE, RA

29th August - 5th September 2015 and 5th - 12th September 2015 Ken Howard OBE, RA is one of our greatest figurative artists and he invites students to join him in Venice - the location he is most famous for.

Wildlife Painting in the Masai Mara with Hazel Soan

26th September - 7th October 2015 Wildlife & portrait painting safari in the Masai Mara with Hazel Soan. The landscape is beautiful, the skies are dramatic, the plains are teaming with wildlife and the people are hugely charismatic.
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Paint in the South of France with Lachlan Goudie

14th - 22nd May 2016 Join judge of the 'Big Painting Challenge' series in the South of France for a constructive and inspirational painting holiday. Capture the warm colours of the Mediterranean in the pretty coastal town of Collioure, where famous artists including Dali, Picasso and Chagall painted.

Painting Holidays with Famous Artists

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Our painting holidays transcend other painting holidays….

  • They are hand-picked and hosted by well-known professional artists – Ken Howard RA,       Peter Brown, Hazel Soan, David Bellamy, Pamela Kay & * Lachlan Goudie
  • They have been endorsed and offered in association with The Artist & Leisure Painter Magazines for over 25 years
  • Locations and hotels are personally vetted and selected for their suitability for painting parties
  • The time of year is chosen for the best light, colours and weather for painting outdoors
  • Direct scheduled flights minimize the amount of time spent travelling and maximize your comfort and luggage allowance
  • Everything is included except lunches
  • A member of our own staff is with you thewhole time, taking care of the minute details and your welfare
  • Every day and all day is spent painting with the guest artist
  • The number of students is usually 8 – 16

 * The Big Painting Challenge with Lachlan Goudie, Sunday 22 February BBC 1 1800 hours.



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Improver & intermediate painter groups

Hazel Soan, David Bellamy and Pamela Kay demonstrate techniques and provide individual guidance in a semi-structured format, helping you tackle more challenging subjects and encouraging you to produce plenty of paintings.

Wildlife painting for all artists

Hazel Soan’s love of Africa and wildlife is well known.   She is very experienced in facing the challenges of painting in the bush and working to nature’s timetable, and so is the perfect guest artist to lead wildlife painting safaris.  She will help you select the best subject matter insitu supplemented with technical workshops and further painting back at camp.

Confident intermediate & experienced painter groups

This is a rare chance to work alongside some of the best contemporary figurative artists –            Ken Howard, Lachlan Goudie and Peter Brown, in fabulous locations in Europe and further afield.  Guest artists will provide some personal guidance and talks on how they like to work – these are learn-by example painting holidays with a supportive group atmosphere and foremost leadership.



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Painting Holidays with Famous Artists

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