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Painting Holidays with well-known artists

Paint in Morocco with Adebanji Alade VPROI

10th - 18th October 2020 - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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.

Painting in Kathmandu with Peter Brown

2nd - 13th November 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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

Welcome to Spencer Scott Travel.

2022 marks our 35th season of offering a hand-picked selection of special experience events. Every programme is tailor-made and evolves from months of forward planning, research and co-ordination.

We have been prevented from operating international programmes for the last two years because of the global restrictions introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Travel was the first industry to be closed by the restrictions and it is the last to open up.  People are starting to make travel plans and to take family holidays but the current problems at airports and with flights are going to take some time to be resolved. Delays and cancellations are largely down to added bureaucracy with extra paperwork and checks needed, and supply and demand issues caused by staff shortages.    

Please do check this page regularly for updates as we are planning new programmes for 2023.  


Painting Holidays with well-known artists

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En plein air painting programmes with well-known artists

  • Exclusive one-off special events to paint with well-known artists and TV personalities 
  • 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

To make an enquiry please call or
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