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Painting Holidays with Famous Artists


Paint on the Greek Island of Symi with Hazel Soan

3rd - 13th May 2017 Join talented artist Hazel Soan on the sun-drenched Greek Island of Symi. The island can only be reached by boat and your first glimpse is of the wonderful natural harbour of Gialos with its pastel coloured neo-classical villas clinging to the hillsides. Symi is where Rick Stein based himself in Greece for his last TV series.
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Painting in Hoi An, Vietnam with Peter Brown

9th - 21st May 2017 Paint the kaleidoscope of street life and architecture in Hoi An with leading figurative artist, Peter Brown. Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Vietnam's most atmospheric, exotic and compelling location.
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Secret gardens & villages in Belgium & Holland with Pamela Kay

11th - 24th June 2017 A unique off the beaten track painting tour of private gardens in Belgium & Holland during their special 'open gardens scheme' in June. Leading botanical artist Pamela Kay will help you capture the essence of the gardens.

African Wildlilfe Painting Safari, South Luangwa, Zambia with Hazel Soan

5th - 17th October 2016 Fabulous opportunity for all students to capture the earthy tones and essence of wild Africa with leading wildlife artist Hazel Soan, at a time when the plains are teeming with wildlife. Sketching and painting on game drives and instruction, demonstrations and further painting back at the lodge.

Instructional Painting Holiday in Essaouria, Morocco with Glyn Macey

8th - 18th October 2016 Instructional painting holiday for beginner and intermediate students with talented artist and dynamic tutor Glyn Macey. Capture the exoticness of Morocco in the delightful traditional walled fishing town of Essaouria and the dramatic Atlantic coastline. Luxury modern hotel a few minutes walk from the old town and harbour.



Amsterdam with Ken Howard RA      

Southern Italy with Richard Pikesley

Vietnam with Peter Brown

The Greek Island of Symi with Hazel Soan

Udaipur & the Pushkar Camel Fair in India with Hazel Soan

Secret gardens and villages in Belgium & Holland with Pamela Kay 

Antibes in the South of France with Lachlan Goudie

Painting Holidays with Famous Artists

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Painting Holidays that transcend all other painting holidays….

  • They are hand-picked and hosted by well-known professional artists  
  • 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
  • Travel by luxury coach means there is no restriction on your luggage (not all holidays)
  • 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 the whole 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



Hazel Soan giving instruction

En Plein Air Tutorial Painting Holidays

for intermediate students & confident beginners

Richard Pikesley, Lachlan Goudie, Hazel Soan and Pamela Kay demonstrate techniques, provide individual guidance and group tutorial sessions, helping you tackle more challenging subjects, develop your style and encouraging you to finish work and produce plenty of paintings.


Work-alongside, Master-class Painting Holidays

for intermediate & experienced students

This is a rare chance to work alongside some of the best contemporary figurative artists – Ken Howard 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.


Wildlife Painting Safaris

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 tutorial sessions and further painting back at camp or lodge.


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Painting Holidays with Famous Artists

To make an enquiry please call or
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