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Painting The Alps & Zermatt with David Bellamy & Jenny Keal

4th - 11th July 2015

Capture the Alpine flowers, meadows and snow-capped peaks surrounding the rustic Swiss village of Zermatt.
Die Postkarte von Zermatt

The Matterhorn


Painting The Alps & Zermatt with David Bellamy & Jenny Keal

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David Bellamy

David Bellamy is a popular watercolour art tutor and author of many instructional books and videos. David is best known for his fascination with the moods of nature in wild places and his watercolour mountain landscapes. His teaching style is very relaxed, easy and fun, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He will introduce you to the lighting, moods and aerial perspective of The Alps. David will be accompanied by his wife Jenny Keal, who is a well-known pastel painter and teacher in her own right. Many famous artists have painted Alpine scenes in Switzerland including Turner and more recently Ken Howard RA. On this exclusive painting holiday David & Jenny will help intermediate and beginner students capture the beauty of the Alps and the charm of the Swiss mountain village of Zermatt.

Jenny keal

Jenny Keal

David Bellamy large mts

Tawoche by David Bellamy

David Bellamy bookJeeny Keal pastels

Zermatt is the base of this week’s instructional painting holiday and your accommodation is in a traditional Swiss hotel. Zermatt is a quintessential Swiss Alpine village, full of wooden chalets and winding streets with glimpses of mountain peaks. It lies at the foot of the Matterhorn, making it one of the most iconic and picturesque places in The Alps. In the summer, this premier ski resort returns to being a calm and gentle rural idyll. Red, pink and white germaniums tumble over the carved balconies and edelweiss and other wild flowers cover Alpine meadows where herds of cows wearing bells graze. Chalet fleuriThe mountain railway and cable car system enables you to access high mountain passes and get close-up views of the Matterhorn and other mountain peaks, some of which may still be snow-capped. Lower down in the valley you’ll find traditional Stadel huts (wooden storage barns on stone stilts), river scenes, old packhorse bridges and more distant views of the mountain peaks. The clarity of light, the freshness of the colours, the sharpness of the Matterhorn, the vast range of subject matter and the traffic-free centre of Zermatt make it a perfect place to paint.


Price per person:  £2,795.00 / US$4,500

Single room supplement: £250.00 / US$400

Includes: flights, trains, cable cars, accommodation, breakfast & dinner, travel escort from the UK, two guest artists)

Number of students: 10 – 16

Medium: watercolours and pastels

This holiday is offered to you on behalf of the Leisure Painter Magazine 

Painting The Alps & Zermatt with David Bellamy & Jenny Keal

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