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Painting Holidays with Well-Known Artists

Paint in the South of France with Lachlan Goudie ROI

16th - 23rd September 2017 The special light and the wonderful warm Mediterranean colours, as well as the old town of Antibes are what have appealed to artists over the years. Also paint in St Paul de Vence and see the Chapelle du Rosarie, which Matisse considered his masterpiece.

Paint in Southern Italy with Richard Pikesley PNEAC RWS

5th - 14th September 2017 Puglia in Southern Italy has much to offer artists - a coastline that alternates between glistening limestone precipices and long stretches of sandy beaches, amazing white towns clinging to dramtic cliffs, conical bee-hive trulli and troglodyte dwellings, pretty hill top villages and beautiful baroque towns.

Paint in Rajasthan, India with Hazel Soan

16th - 31st October 2017 The ultimate Indian painting holiday in the white-marbled lakeside Royal city of Udaipur and at the Pushkar Camel Fair in the Rajasthan desert. Also experience 'Diwali' the Festival of Lights & a special Brahma Temple Pilgrimage. Stay on and paint the Taj Mahal under a full moon.

Paint with 'Our Man in Havana' - Peter Brown NEAC ROI

19th March - 2nd April 2018 A fabulous opportunity to work alongside 'Pete The Street' – a highly respected figurative painter, in one of the most colourful and atmospheric cities in the world, before it loses its time-warped appeal.




Havana, Cuba with Peter Brown NEAC, ROI 19 February – 2 March

Monemvassia, The Pelopennese, Greece with Hazel Soan 3 – 13 May

The Atlas Mountains, Morocco with Lachlan Goudie ROI 27April – 5 May

L’lle de Ré, France with Haidee-Jo Summers ROI 8 – 16 June

Venice with Ken Howard OBE, RA 1 – 8 September

The Island of Ponza, Italy with Richard Pikesley PNEAC   9 – 19 September

African Wildlife Painting, Kenya with Hazel Soan 2 – 13 September

Udaipur & Jodphur, India with Patrick Cullen NEAC, PS 14 – 28 November

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Painting Holidays with Well-Known 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 Well-Known Artists

To make an enquiry please call or
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