Art Holidays

Proposed for 2019

18-25th May – Suffolk – to include Aldeburgh, Snape and Southwold with a look at the work of Maggie Hamblin and other contemporary artists and making a sea monoprint as well as sketching at a number of venues.

28th June-6th July – Netherlands

14 – 21st September Faro, Portugal (Portugal was so popular last year we have decided to offer a venue further South than last time near Faro in 2019)

The beautiful coast of the Algarve has always been a popular destination for many travellers because of its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands.

Located on the Atlantic Ocean much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire. The scenic city of Faro with its old walled town and historic monuments are a testament to the Moorish influence on the city.

During the week we will also visit Tavira, one of the loveliest towns in the eastern Algarve and Silves which offers an intriguing glimpse into Portugal’s cultural past.

12th-19th October 2019 – Cornwall

Southern Cornwall offers a wealth of opportunities to sketch and paint. From its magnificent manor houses and stunning tropical gardens to idyllic cosy fishing ports or rugged western coastline with pounding surf, students will never be far from a source of inspiration.

The artistic heritage of the region is also legendary and during the week we will immerse ourselves in the painting history of St Ives and Newlyn schools.

Perfectly located between both the East and West shores of South Cornwall, our base for the week will provide an ideal opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the beauty of the country that Poldark has recently brought to our screens.

There has already been a great deal of interest in this trip so early booking is strongly advised (yes I know it seems mad to be thinking so far ahead but there are only 6 rooms available).

The rates for next year for all holidays will be the same as 2018 if you book this year
double / twin ensuite room from = £995pp (solo) £895pp (shared)
double/twin shared bathroom = £900pp (solo ) £800pp (shared)
£200 deposit to secure your place -booking up already.

-Please email me if you’d like more details or to book a place


Edinburgh and Lothian Saturday 30th June -Saturday 7th July book soon SOLD OUT 

Here are some pictures of our fabulous accommodation at Rossie Orchil. As well as Edinburgh we will be visiting several other places such as Falkland Palace.7-night Residential course sketching in Scotland. Join me for a great week of sketching and painting in Scotland’s most cosmopolitan capital city and Perthshire. Falkland Palace will be on our itinerary.

As with  all my art holidays we will be out and about sketching from life every day but will also be making the most of setting and culture visiting galleries.We will spend some time back at the accommodation working up the sketches into paintings, or at least starting paintings which you can email me as you progress at home for advice.

Croatia – 15th – 22nd September SOLD OUT


 Croatia 2 – 22nd – 29th September – SOLD OUT


Prices for 2018

double / twin ensuite room from = £995pp (solo) £895pp (shared)
double/twin shared bathroom = £900pp (solo ) £800pp (shared)

We also offer a £75 reduction for non-painting partners or friends
when sharing a room with a full paying course student.

The deposit for new students is £200pp