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, more due out in 2016.

New for 2016

Summer school in Snowdonia June 6-10 see art holidays.

2016 art holidays for SketchTrip (formerly ArtChalet)

1st to 8th October 2016 Tuscany – One room available due to a cancellation

8th-15th October 2016 – only a couple of rooms left

NORFOLK  13-20th May 2016 booking fast

CORNWALL 2nd – 9th July 2016 booking now limited availability 

NEW FOR 2016 URBAN SKETCHING AND CULTURE UK WEEKENDS Destinations to include Chester, Liverpool see art holidays page

What they said:

“My first experience of any holiday with a theme or in a group! Immediately felt comfortable within the group, and so well organise, looked after. I had never tried sketching, or any form of Art and found tremendous encouragement, helpful critique and support from Sonia, and the whole group. I came home enthusiastic to find the time to continue, join a class, as so relaxing! What have I missed all my life, by saying I can’t draw! I can!”
Sue Invernizzi after a trip to Barcelona with Sonia’s artchalet trip

‘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

‘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.

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

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