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Painting Holidays with well-known artists

Paint in the Holy Land with Lucy Willis

25th February - 6th March 2019 There is no other place on earth with such a rich and diverse cultural, historical and religious make-up as in the walled Old City of Jerusalem. Each of the four quarters that make up the Old City have their individual architectural styles and the people that inhabit them their different way of dress. For artists this holds special appeal. Artist Lucy Willis will be help you capture the different light on the city from dawn to dusk.

Paint in Istanbul with Peter Brown Hon PNEAC, ROI, RBA, PS, RP

26th April - 6th May 2019 Istanbul is a vibrant and intoxicating city to paint where East meets West and with a skyline like no other place on earth. Join renowned oil painter Peter Brown aka 'Pete the Street' and capture the defined lines of minarets and beautiful domes of the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya and the Mosque of Sulyeman the Magnificent, the dawn mists lingering over the Bosphorus and lively street scenes in the Grand Bazaar.

Paint in Venice, Italy with Ken Howard OBE RA

1st - 8th September 2018 An exclusive and final opportunity to work alongside Ken Howard - one of our most revered Royal Academicians and figurative painters in his beloved Venice. A 'work alongside' oil painting holiday ideal for advanced students and experienced painters

Paint on Isola di Ponza, Italy with Richard Pikesley NEAC RWS

9th - 19th September 2018 A 'free-style' painting holiday ideal for intermediate and advanced students working in mixed media. Discover volcanic Isola di Ponza in the Gulf of Gaeta south of Rome - one of Italy's best kept secrets. Nine full days painting alongside Richard Pikesley.

African Wildlife Painting Safari in the Masai Mara,Kenya with Hazel Soan

2nd - 13th September 2018 A tutorial watercolour painting safari in the Masai Mara with renowned wildlife artist Hazel Soan. In September the wildebeest migration is normally in full swing, so expect lots of predator action and even a crossing..

Paint in Udaipur & Jodhpur, India with Patrick Cullen NEAC, PS

14th - 28th November 2018 A 'work alongside' oil and pastel painting holiday with Patrick Cullen, that is ideal for advanced students and experienced painters. Spend 6 full days painting in the shimmering and glistening city of Udaipur famous for its white marbled City Palace and Lake Palace., and four full days painting the impressive Meherangarh Fort and blue houses of the desert city of Jodhpur.


Painting Holidays with well-known artists

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En plein air painting holidays with well-known artists

  • 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 since 1990.
  • 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 6 – 14



Hazel Soan giving instruction


‘Work-alongside’ Oil & Pastel Artists Painting Holidays

for advanced students & experienced painters

This is a rare chance to work alongside some of the best contemporary figurative artists – Ken Howard, Peter Brown and Patrick Cullen, 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 worling in mixed media

Richard Pikesley, Lachlan Goudie and Haidee-Jo Summers 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 Watercolour Painting Holidays

for intermediate and confident beginner students 

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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