Artist & Tutor

Art Holidays

Monday, 29 July, 2019

Sketching and Painting the Cumbrian landscape

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

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 seeing the northern lakes.

This year the painting holidays will be held in the new studio, completed early 2013. The course will include compositional sketches in various media, compostion and development into paintings. Daily...

Saturday, 23 May, 2020


Painting in Spain May 2020, date to me onfirmed

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...

Sunday, 14 June, 2020

Devlop your sketching and mixed media Painting, we will look at different sketching ideeeas with permanent and soluble pens. Turning your sketches to paint. working in watercolour, acrylic, pastels and collage

Dates for 2020 date to follow 

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...

Saturday, 11 July, 2020

France Painting Holiday Parc Naturel du Perigord, Limousin, South West France with Artist/Tutor Sue Ford, Saturday 11July - 18 July, 2020 

This is my 4th 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,...