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Painting Holidays with well-known artists

Painting in The Holy Land with Hazel Soan

30th March - 8th April 2020 A watercolour instructional painting holiday in a spiritually-enriched city, where art and religion are entwined, with Hazel Soan who is one our most popular host artists. An exclusive painting holiday offered in association with The Artist Magazine

Painting & Sketching in Sicily with Lachlan Goudie ROI

11th - 18th April 2020 Join celebrity painting challenge judge and artist Lachlan Goudie in Sicily this springtime for a painting and sketching holiday in Syracuse. Also enjoy the pageantry of Easter.

Painting on the Greek Island of Hydra with Hazel Soan

3rd - 8th May 2020 Hydra is a beautiful island that is only 90 minutes from Athens and has no airport and no cars or scooters, so it greatly appeals to artists and is perfect for a short painting break.

Paint in the Tuscany with Richard Pikesley RWS PPNEAC

10th - 19th May 2020 Capture the romantic Tuscan countryside with its rolling hills and elegant cypress trees and monasteries, medieval fortified hilltop villages and fabulous Renaissance towns of Pienza and Siena

Paint the Lavender Fields in Provence with Haidee-Jo Summers ROI

28th June - 6th July 2020 A fabulous painting holiday in L'ISLE SUR LA SORGUE - the 'Venice' of Provence , and painting the lavender fields, which should be in full bloom and the lovely Luberon landscape and villages

Paint in Morocco with Adebanji Alade VPROI

10th - 18th October 2020 Adebanji Alade is known for bringing a lively sketchy feel to his paintings and he has chosen Essaouira for his painting holiday because it is full of colour and sun, and has a buzz in the air. This is a rare opportunity to paint with Adebanji, who is an enthusiastic and charismatic host artist.

African Wildlife Painting Safari with Hazel Soan

31st October - 11th November 2020 Hazel Soan is well known for her wildlife paintings and love of Africa. She has chosen to return to Zambia because its diversity and profusion of wildlife is perfect for a dedicated painting safari. This tutorial painting safari is based in Kafue National Park, Zambia

Painting in Kathmandu with Peter Brown

2nd - 13th November 2020 Nepal is a unique country with a rich culture, fabulous architecture and the magnificent Himalayas. Join Peter Brown, President of the New English Art Club on a ten-day work-alongside and free-style oil panting holiday in Kathmandu


Painting Holidays with well-known artists

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En plein air painting holidays with well-known artists

  • Offered in association with The Artist & Leisure Painter Magazines since 1990
  • Guest artists are chosen and endorsed by The Artist & Leisure Painter Magazines
  • Professional organised bespoke painting holidays in the best locations
  • The time of year is chosen for the best light, colours and weather for painting outdoors
  • Every day and all day is spent painting with the guest artist
  • Hotel accommodation, scheduled flights and most meals included
  • A member of our own staff is with you the whole time, taking care of the minute details and your welfare
  • The number of students is limited to 6 – 12



Hazel Soan giving instruction


‘Work-alongside’ painting holidays

for advanced students & experienced painters

working in oils and pastels

This is a rare chance to work alongside some of the best contemporary figurative artists – Peter Brown and Richard Pikesley, 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 work-alongside painting holidays with a supportive group atmosphere and foremost leadership.

‘Free-style’ painting holidays

for intermediate and advanced students

working in mixed media

Lachlan Goudie, Haidee-Jo Summers and Adebanji Alade will provide some individual guidance and demonstrations when appropriate. These free-style painting holidays will have a loosely structured format based on an organic approach. The aim is to encourage everyone to produce paintings they are happy with.

Tutorial painting holidays

for intermediate and confident beginner students

working in watercolour 

Hazel Soan is a dedicated and enthusiastic tutor who gives everything to the students that travel with her. There will be tutorial sessions, group demonstrations and a structured format to help students learn techniques and overcome challenges of en plein air painting. Hazel’s love of Africa and wildlife is well known and she is one of the best tutors to go on a painting safari with.  For those who prefer more familiar painting subjects Hazel also does a European painting holiday.


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Painting Holidays with well-known artists

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