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Paint in Havana, Cuba with Peter Brown NEAC

24th February - 11th March 2014


Unique opportunity to work alongside Peter Brown

Capture the essence of Old Havana before it changes forever

Join 8 – 12 intermediate and experienced students

10 nights hotel in central Havana

Direct scheduled flightsROHA-00010242-001


Paint in Havana, Cuba with Peter Brown NEAC

To make an enquiry please call or
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Artist Peter Brown


Peter Brown is a member of the NEAC and in 2006 became the first Artist in Residence at the Savoy Hotel, London.   In 2008 he won the Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing. Popularly known as “Pete the Street” from his practice of working on location in all weathers, he has developed a vigorous en plein air style, and happily interacts with passers-by while at work. He is best known for his detailed and atmospheric depictions of street scenes in Bath, London, Oxford, and Cambridge. Pete is an excellent guest artist to work alongside. He is helpful and tremendously inspirational and you gain an insight in to his philosophy of how he works. Pete hosted a group of artists to Arles in 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it.  He is very excited about painting Old Havana, particularly before it changes forever.  Publications include My Indian Travels and Brown’s Bath and Oil Sketches, APV DVD.


Peter Brown



‘Pete The Street’

Pete has chosen Havana for its endless layers of colour and culture, it’s wonderfully diverse and dynamic street scenes, and the faded grandeur of its lavish Baroque architecture. He wants to discover and paint the cities multi layers and so this holiday will be based all the time in the heart of Old Havana. Cuba’s time-warped allure, colourful African roots and relaxed Latin American atmosphere fuelled with rum, salsa and cigars that so inspired Hemmingway and Greene have not diminished. Added to this there is the fascination with the great revolutionaries; Che Guevara and Castro. IS-00026399-001Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and much of it remains intact and unadulterated by modern skyscrapers or gentrification. There is something to inspire all painters – crumbling stone facades, peeling paint, rusting filigree work and washing draped over balconies, the old port and fortresses, statues, Plaza de la Revolucion with its evocative mural of Che Guevara, Plaza de Armas with its glorious baroque architecture, as well as everyday street scenes with horse-drawn carts, pastel-coloured vintage cars, old men sitting in doorways smoking cigars and woman wearing multi-coloured dresses.

Every day will be spent painting in old Havana. The hotel is close to old Havana so you can paint from dawn to dusk without a set timetable or the need for transport. A local guide will be with you on the first morning to help you locate the best painting locations. Pete will be giving plenty of encouragement and you will gain much from working alongside him. Pete will be working in charcoal, oil and pastels. The informal style of this holiday will not include tuition, demonstrations or critiques and so is most suitable for painters with some experience.

Price per person: £3,995.00

Single room : £ 385.00

Number of students: 8 – 12

Price includes : direct flights, hotel, all dinners, guest artist, travel escort and local guide.


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Paint in Havana, Cuba with Peter Brown NEAC

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