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Painting Holidays with Famous Artists

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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.
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Instructional Painting Workshop with Terry Harrison and Fiona Peart on Lake Orta

29th May - 5th June 2016 An instructional painting workshop for beginner and intermediate students in the Italian Lakes with two leading art tutors. Terry Harrison and Fiona Peart will help you enjoy learning to paint with practical workshop sessions each day.
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Paint in Bruges with Ken Howard OBE RA

18th - 25th June 2016 and 25th June - 2nd July 2016 Work alongside one of the greatest figurative painters of our generation in the 'Venice of the north'. Discover Ken Howard's philosophy on how he works.
Picturesque village of Manarola Cinque terre, Italy.

Paint the Cinque Terre with Hazel Soan

2nd - 9th June 2016 The Cinque Terre is spectacular and colourful inspiring many artists including Paul Klee. Hazel was a guest artist in the Watercolour Challenge TV series. Her teaching skills draw out the best in students.
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Paint in The Loire and Monet's Garden at Giverny with Pamela Kay

2nd - 10th June 2016 Formal chateaux, intimate private gardens and Monet's garden will be visited and painted with guidance and instruction from Pamela Kay. Demonstrations and tuition for intermediate students.
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Paint on the Island of Elba with Richard Pikesley

14th - 24th September 2016 Unique opportunity to work alongside Richard Pikesley on the enchanting island of Elba, which is perfect for sea and landscape painting

Wildlilfe Painting Safari, South Luangwa, Zambia with Hazel Soan

5th - 17th October 2016 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.

Instructional Painting Holiday in Essaouria, Morocco with Glyn Macey

8th - 18th October 2016 Capture the essence of Essaouria's traditional fishing harbour and exotic old town on a special painting workshop with talented artist and dynamic tutor Glyn Macey

Paint in Old Havana, Cuba with Peter Brown

7th - 18th November 2016 Old Havana's vibrant street scenes are perfect material for highly respected figurative artist Peter Brown; aka 'Pete The Street'. Capture the essence of Cuba before it changes.

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,       Richard Pikesley, Peter Brown, Hazel Soan, Pamela Kay, Lachlan Goudie, Glyn Macey, Terry Harrison and Fiona Peart
  • 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



Hazel Soan giving instruction

Improver & intermediate painter groups

Hazel Soan, Glyn Macey, Terry Harrison, Fiona Peart 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, Richard Pikesley, 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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