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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, which means it is not a big 'tourist' destination. Capture the wonderful natural harbour of Gialos with its pastel coloured neo-classical villas clinging to the hillsides. Stay in the hotel where Rick Stein based himself in for his last TV series.

Painting in Hoi An, Vietnam with Peter Brown NEAC ROI

8th - 20th 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.

Secret gardens and villages in Belgium and Holland with Pamela Kay NEAC RBA RWS

11th - 21st 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.

Paint in Amsterdam with Ken Howard OBE RA

25th June - 5th July 2017 Join leading figurative artist Ken Howard on this exclusive opportunity to work alongside him for a week or 10-days in Amsterdam. Travel is by luxury coach from London with no luggage restrictions. Stay in a characterful canal house hotel in central Amsterdam.

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 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 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.



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

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