Rhodes etc 352

Have a look at the latest blog (see bar above), it would be lovely to have some of you comment on what you read there.

See my articles in PAINT magazines for March and July 2014

BARCELONA 2015 26th Sept – 3rd Oct  FULL, 3rd  – 10th Oct FULL


LATEST Stop press! Advance notice about next year.

Trip to Italy next year open for booking as of now, week one almost full after two weeks on sale.

1st to 8th October 2016

The costs will be similar to Barcelona this year, see holidays page.

The accommodation, nearly all ensuite, looks fantastic and is in a beautiful setting in Lamole. There will be trips to Florence, Siena and San Gimignano for sketching and to take in some of the culture. You’d be lucky to find anything of such good value as this and such good hosts as Sam and Dave, as those who have been on holidays with me before will know. If you would like to book please contact artchalet but do let me know too. Only 7,6,5,4,3  2 rooms available.

Pisa area 8th-15th October – Add on or alternative week booking now. If you book both weeks transport will be provided to the second venue.

NORFOLK  13-20th May 2016 booking now

CORNWALL  2nd – 9th July 2016 booking now

NEW FOR 2016 URBAN SKETCHING AND CULTURE UK WEEKENDS Destinations to include Edinburgh, Chester, Liverpool, Brighton, London, Oxford, Cambridge, see art holidays page

‘Thank you very much for a fantastic art holiday . . .you were not only fun to be with, but also very inspiring and motivating’ – Antoinette Bastiaans

CLASSES – I have relocated to beautiful North Wales but if you are looking for a class in Litchborough and Daventry,  these are continuing with a student committee booking visiting artists, contact me for details

‘I can’t explain what these classes have done to my life, I now have a purpose every day, I draw and paint everything I see in the house to learn, I so look forward to the classes on a Wednesday to get out of the house and the company of all the others – we have a laugh, I am no longer lonely as I just love to get up in the morning now and paint some animals, a huge thank you to Sonia for enriching my life.’  Mary Morgan.

 – “Thanks for the lovely session and inspiration. Now must search for that sketchbook”  – Lynn Magorrian – student, after her first class at Litchborough.

NEW SHOP – see menu bar

Animal and special places commissions welcome.

“I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my lovely picture. I haven’t stopped looking at it and as the days go by I love it more and more. Thank you for immortalising a special friend” – Sam Ellis on her portrait of her horse Micky.

Sonia is a Professional Associate of the Society of All Artists.

Gift vouchers available – £35 buys an Art Day, £40 a Life Day, vouchers towards these and other classes available in multiples of £5

Corporate days – whole day, half day or two hour art sessions to help build your team, get people interacting and thinking more creatively. Individually designed for your Company,  prices depending on materials required, contact me to discuss your needs.

Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself – Chinese proverb

If you have any queries about items on the site please contact me at soniahawes@gmail.com