Artist & Tutor

Art Holidays

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018

Art in the Algarve May  9 -16, 2018 £865 


This will be my third year. Set in the heart of Olhao's protected historic area one can find Olhao's Art School.

the course will include sketching in and around Olhao and in studios.

Detailed itineraries will be provided at your welcome drink on arrival

With vaulted ceilings, Roman brick work, three courtyards and an olive tree (belived to be over 150 years old

The School has been restored offering an exceptional space for artistic creavivity. There is something very romantic about the

art school, it is exceptionally charming and it has an abundance of old features and is very tranquil.

Large ground floor studio space, theres plenty of space for artists to put up their easels. 

With the use of a studios...

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018


Painting in Spain May 23-30, 2018

Mixed Media. - watercolour, sketchbook techniques and acrylic/collage

Enjoy a week of painting and sketching in rural Spain

we will be working in mixed media, sketching techniques and turninig them into paintings. using acrylic, watercolours and collage​

A Painting Holiday to remember. Whether you are an experienced artist or just beginning, you’re painting adventures will begin on this course, with the individual attention that you deserve.

Las Orquideas is a colonial style, white villa that looks down on to Beniganim and across the valley to the mountain range of Benicadell, the sierra de Marriola and several towns in the Val D’Albaida.

The luxury accommodation comprises...

Sunday, 10 June, 2018


Sunday June 10 to Saturday 16 2018

Dates for 2019 - September 28 to  October 5, 

Enjoy a full weeks course in North Devon. Set near the Exmoor National Park in rolling coutryside.

Sandy and Mark will offer you a warm welcome at Shorland Old Farm, 0n my arrival I was offered a cream tea!.

The very comforagble ensutie accommodation is set in an old Faarmhouse cotage, with parts dating back to 16th century.  Sandy's a supurb cook and we have a barn convestion for our studio.

There plenty to do in the garden,  depending on weather we will travel to a couple of beauty spots nearby. This year we went to Lorna Doon Farm and Lynmouth.

Arrival is...

Saturday, 14 July, 2018

France Painting Holiday Parc Naturel du Perigord, Limousin, South West France with Artist/Tutor Sue Ford, Saturday 14 July - 21 July, 2018 

This is my 3rd year with Mike and Sara Peel. I really enjoyed their beautiful home in Essenac, a 18th Century farmhouse, set in rolling, rural courntyrside, about 30 minutes from Limoges, S.W. France and close to the borders of Dordogne and Charente. 

This beautiful location just beckons the `artist in you` to discover, re-discover or continue your creative journey with like-minded people. Painting ‘en plein-air’ and discovering new locations can only be described as the best way forward for an artist on any level

There is so much to see literally on the doorstep and a short walk or car ride takes one to woods, views...

Monday, 30 July, 2018

Sketching and Painting the Cumbrian landscape

Book now for this popular 

Dates for 2018  Monday July 30 to Friday, August 3. Monday, August 27 (full) to Friday 31 ( full) October 12 to Monday 15

Dates for 2019 Monday, July 29 - Friday 2nd August, Monday 26th August to Friday 30th and Friday October 18 to Monday 21st

Painting in the grounds of the Quaker Centre and surrounding locations.Glenthorne Quaker Centre and guest house, is two minutes walk from Grasmere town centre and surrounded by stunning scenery. Grasmere offers many attractions including Dove Cottage, Red Bank and Rydal Mount, all associated with the poet, William Wordsworth. All these are open to the pulblic. An ideal base for walking and...

Sunday, 9 September, 2018

Cober Hill, Near Scarborough

Mixed Media Painting at Cober Hill

Dates for 2018 -  September Sunday 9 - Friday 14, £441.00

Sunday  28 - Friday Nov 2, £441.

New Oil painting weekend October 19-22, £330 per person, a list of equipment will follow

This popular venue, provides an excellent painting studio, accommodation and food.

During the holiday  l give evening demonstrations, in different subject and medias

Various daily working exercises and one to one tuition.

I work in watercolours, acrylic, pastel and mixed medias.

Watercolour paper, pastel papers are for sale.  Full details of what to bring, please contact me via email

Full board, includes

En-suite rooms, with tea and...

Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Pastel painting Weekend at Faceby Village Hall, North Yorkshire

November - Saturday and Sunday 17/18, 2018 

Enjoy the Versatility of pastel,  during the weekend we will look at different applications, materials, composition and colour. Daily demonstrations and one to one tuition and guidance.

Day one -Pastel techniques

Day 2 - further development

Course fee £90, includes 2 course lunch on both days,  Vegaratian and Gulten free can be catered for. Tea and coffee provided. 

One day course £60, deposit £25

10-4pm each day

Faceby Hall, is a well equipped village hall. set within beautiful scenery, ample free parking and ramp access.


Good quality pastels

A table or free...

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Pastel course at Higham Hall, Cumbria

Mixed media - Pen and soft pastel - Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, November 25

Enjoy a creative pastel course. Set in beautiful countryside of Bassenthwaite

 To book call 017687 76276Higham have a list of local B & B's at reasonable rates. Ring the above number for details.




Monday, 10 December, 2018

MIXED MEDIA COURSES the Red Lea Hotel, 3 star AAA Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough, situated in South Bay, very close to the cliff lift for the Spa Pavillion and beach.

I will be running 2 mixed media courses at the Red Lea Hotel, my first two courses went very well, with a resounding response of how lovely the hotel and facilities were. We have the use of a designated studio in the Rowntree Suite, Price includes en-suite accommodation, with Tv and coffee making facilities, breakfast and evening meals. The hotel has a gym, large, dining room, lounges, bar and an indoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi. Ample parking and free Parking discs available.   

Dates -  Monday 10 to Friday 14 December 2018 Also

January - Monday 14 to Friday 18 January, 2019  

Accommodation Rate: £186 00 per person (tuition...

Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Acrylic weekend, 2 day course

February Saturday/Sunday 23/24 2019

Based at Faceby Village Hall, North Yorkshire

The weekend includes step by step instruction and one to one guidance.

Day one, creating pictures in Acrylics  with texture paste

Day two, creating a picture using a palatte knife

Cost £90 for weekend, £60 for one day

Price includes a two course lunch each day

If you require accommodation, The Sutton Arms Hotel in Faceby, a short walking distance from the Hall.

Materials to bring

A good set of Acrylics paints, (please avoid cheap sets from The Works or Aldi etc.) Good sets from Winsor and Newton and Daler Rowny

Plus a large tube of Titanium white,