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Paint the Gardens, Castles & Chateaux in Normandy with Pamela Kay

10th - 16th June 2015

Normandy is a haven for artists with some of France’s best kept secret and famous gardens including Monet’s at Giverny and ruined castles and turreted chateaux along the banks of the Seine River and towns with pretty half-timbered houses.



Paint the Gardens, Castles & Chateaux in Normandy with Pamela Kay

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Seine Valley

The gardens of Normandy in particular, but also the rich Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture and sheer variety of subject matter, appeals to Pamela Kay. Along with the ease and comfort of travelling by private executive coach from the UK and having the exclusive use of a luxury hotel on the banks of the Seine with its own 3-hectare island, this promises to be a very special home-from-home painting holiday.

Monet’s Garden



Country gardens are set amongst apple orchards, rolling hills, forests and along the coast. Some are contemporary, others are walled potager gardens, and all are with enthusiastic owners. Some are formal chateau gardens. Painting in them will be the focus on this holiday with a couple of afternoons painting in Monet’s garden at Giverny. The famous water lilies flowering season normally starts in June (weather dependent), but the gardens are always full of colour and inspiration.


Time will also be spent painting the castles and chateau in the Seine Valley, as well as the archetypical half-timbered and turreted houses and local markets.

Should the weather turn inclement then there will be painting still life back at the hotel or sketching inside a chateau.

 Pamela KayPamela Kay NEAC, RBA, RWS, ARWS is a versatile artist and her work ranges from still life, flowers, interiors and gardens towatercolours done on her travels abroad. She regularly exhibits in the Royal Academy and other prestigious London galleries. Pamela Kay is an excellent teacher and has written two books Gouache: A Personal View and The Art of Pamela Kay as well as a DVD called Aspects of Flower Painting in Oils. Pamela will be painting with you every day and providing some individual guidance and group demonstrations. She will be working in watercolours and gouache. Pamela actively writes on her BlogSpot.

Works by Pamela Kay

Pam NEAC P Kay

Pam Kay - Flowers

The River, St, Martin Chateau, Oil on board.

The River, St, Martin Chateau, Oil on board. Pamela Kay
















Per person: £2,895

Single room supplement: £210

Number of students: 10 – 12

This holiday is most suitable for confident beginners and intermediate students working in any medium.

Price includes : Private executive coach from London and Margate, ferry, 6 night’s luxury hotel, breakfast and dinner daily, entrance fees, art tutor and travel escort.


This holiday is offered in association with the The Artist magazine for whom we have been organising overseas painting holidays since 1990 with renowned artists and professional tutors.

Paint the Gardens, Castles & Chateaux in Normandy with Pamela Kay

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