PAINTING HOLIDAYS At the holiday workshops we try to ensure that you will have a great time learning new techniques and meeting new friends. We are dedicated to helping you improve as a painter in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I try to help you develop your own style, rather than just have you copy what I do but it is important that you like the way I paint so have a look at the gallery. If you like what you see then I’m sure you will enjoy the workshops. You will need your own painting materials although we do have a little shop on the workshops in Ireland that can supply you with materials at prices comparable to internet art shops. All abilities are very welcome but you are advised to have at least some basic knowledge, gained from other classes, books or videos. Read the information for each workshop carefully. Overseas workshops usually include accommodation and meals and often include seats and easels whereas local workshops usually do not. I have a few seats and easels available for those travelling to local workshops by air but you must reserve them when booking. We suggest links to local accommodation on the Irish workshops. Workshop times and details vary a little depending on the organisers but each day begins with a demonstration lasting around one hour. After this you are free to choose your own subject for painting or if you prefer you can use the subject demonstrated. I spend the rest of the day helping and advising each participant. Occasionally there may be a second demonstration. If it rains we have an indoor studio to let us continue our painting. On residential trips we usually have a daily critique before dinner which gives us the opportunity to see what the others have painted. Some of the workshops will have painting locations that require a few minutes walk, possibly on slopes and uneven ground whereas others take place in or beside a studio which may be better suited to those with limited mobility. Please contact me first if you need more information. UPCOMING COURSE CALENDAR TO SEPTEMBER 2020 (other workshops to be added) MAY - Portugal JUNE - Provence JULY - North Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - Cotswolds - Wexford AUGUST - Sidmouth - Vermont SEPTEMBER - Provence APRIL 2020 - The Watermill, Tuscany MAY - Portugal JUNE- Cornwall JULY - Norfolk SEPTEMBER - Jersey
OLHAO, PORTUGAL 22-29 May 2019 £895 (22nd and 29th are arrival/departure days) organised by ART IN THE ALGARVE Olhao is a small fishing town on the Algarve, Portugal. The workshop is organised by Art in the Algarve and our base is the beautifully restored art school. With vaulted ceilings, Roman brick work, three courtyards and an olive tree believed to be over 150 years old, it will be hard to leave the studio! Living accommodation is in and around the school, and all bedrooms are traditionally and tastefully furnished. All rooms have en-suite facilities. There are also two private swimming pools with plenty of space to relax. All meals are included and some lunches and evening meals are taken in the local restaurants. Wine / soft drinks with your evening meal are complimentary. Olhao is very compact with great subjects only a few minutes on foot from the school. Subjects include the ancient churches, narrow alleyways, fishing boats, local markets and the nearby nature reserve. We visit one of the offshore islands for a day, with a grilled fish lunch in a beachside restaurant and on another day we visit one of the outlying towns such as Fuseta or Tavira. Bookings for this workshop must be made directly with Art in the Algarve.
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THE WATERMILL, TUSCANY 25 April-2 May 2020 FROM £1640 (25th and 2nd are arrival/departure days) organised by THE WATERMILL AT POSARA The Watermill is a complex of elegant and historic Tuscan buildings, surrounding a sunny courtyard with an adjoining vine verandah, rose pergola and sun-filled walled garden. We usually spend Sunday painting in the Watermill gardens or beside the river, or in the light and airy Watermill studio, overlooking the gardens and mountains on one side and the river on the other. We take you on painting trips to an ancient castle and village, to market day in a nearby walled Medieval town, to a secluded cloistered convent and to a thousand-year old hilltop village with craggy mountain views. There is a whole day (non-painting) excursion by train to the walled city of Lucca or to the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. The cost includes everything except flights to Pisa airport
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NORTH CORNWALL, ENGLAND 29 June-2 July 2020 (These are full painting days. Accommodation is provided from 28 June) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS The North Cornwall Coast has some stunning rugged coastal scenery with towering cliffs, amazing waves, fantastic sweeping beaches, quaint little coves as well as some beautiful harbours not to mention the beautiful River Camel with the Camel Trail. It is an amazing place to visit and paint.
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AUTUMN & SPRING HALF DAY CLASSES Half day indoor classes run for 8 weeks from the beginning of October and February each year in Bangor (Monday morning 9.45am-12.15pm), Belfast (Monday afternoon 2-4.30pm) and Maghaberry, close to the Moira M1 junction (Tuesday afternoon, 1.30 -4.00pm). A different subject is studied each week. People on these classes have first refusal for a place on the next course so places are limited but please email if you are interested. The next classes begin on 30 September and 1 October 2019
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NORTH ANTRIM COAST, NORTHERN IRELAND 1-4 July 2019, £240 (accommodation and meals not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 30th June and depart on 5th) The iconic North Antrim Coast is one of the world’s most beautiful scenic areas. The landscape ranges from the famous Giant’s Causeway to quiet secluded bays and there are a number of picturesque towns and villages all within a short drive of our base in Portballintrae. From historic castles, old churches and even the river that eventually becomes Old Bushmills whisky, there is a huge variety of subjects to please the watercolourist.
PROVENCE, FRANCE from €1020 8-15 June 2019 15-22 June 2019 21-28 September 2019 (First and last days of each workshop are arrival/departure days) organised by LE VIEUX MURIER I tutor the Provence workshops but the organisation is all down to Jeff Monaghan in conjunction with Judith at Le Vieux Murier.  The Provence workshops are always popular and normally fill up very quickly so if you wish to book or to get more details email Jeff. He will be very happy to deal with your enquiry. Provence is a beautiful area for painting with the wonderfully atmospheric towns and villages surrounded by the gentle countryside. We stay at Le Vieux Murier, a converted old stone farmhouse and dairy in the hamlet of Les Salettes, just over an hour from Nice. The cost includes bed, breakfast and all dinners with wine or soft drinks. Transfers from Nice airport and travel to the painting locations each day is also included. There is also a private swimming pool. Flights are not included and must be organised by each participant. There are regular flights to Nice from airports throughout Europe. During your stay we visit Lorgues market, one of the biggest in the region and we will paint in a variety of towns and villages, each offering countless subjects for the watercolour painter.
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PAINTING IN SIDMOUTH, ENGLAND 12-15 August 2019, £240 (accommodation and meals not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 11th and depart on 16th) organised by EAST DEVON ART ACADEMY This lovely seaside town nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. We are based at East Devon Art Academy, right in the centre of the town and only a short walk from the beautiful gardens, beaches and the fine Regency buildings that provide much to inspire the watercolourist. All locations are within a short walk of the studio and although all demonstrations will be painted on location (weather permitting), students have the choice of painting outside or back in the studio. Bookings for this workshop must be made directly with East Devon Art Academy
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COTSWOLDS, ENGLAND 17-18 July 2019 £190 (accommodation not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 16th and depart on 19th) organised by WINDRUSH GALLERY Many of you will know that Windrush Gallery was the home of the late James Fletcher Watson, one of the artists who inspired me to paint in watercolour. James’ daughter Josephine organises the workshops at Windrush as well as the delicious buffet lunches included on each day. The gardens, villages and local landscape are just some examples of what must be some of the most loved painting subjects in England. Bookings for this workshop must be made directly with Windrush Gallery. Although the workshop is fully booked, there is a waiting list available.
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ART IN THE OPEN, WEXFORD, IRELAND 27 July - 5 August Workshops on 31 July, 10.30 & 2 August, 10.30 Art in the Open has grown into the biggest plein air painting festival in Europe. I’ll be teaching two workshops, the first in Graiguenamanagh and the second in Ballymore. There are several other artists also conducting workshops and many people just come to paint and enjoy the craic. At the end of the festival there is an exhibition of the paintings produced during the week. Bookings for my workshops and full details about the festival can be found using the link below.
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LANDGROVE INN, VERMONT, USA 28-31 August 2019, $600 (accommodation and meals not included) (These are full painting days. Accommodation may be needed from 27th. Accommodation packages must be purchased from the Landgrove Inn) The Inview Center for the Arts is a purpose built state of the art studio attached to the Landgrove Inn, situated in rural Vermont. Cradled by an unspoiled valley and surrounded by the majestic Green Mountains, the village of Landgrove has long been a magnet for poets, painters, and patrons of the arts and crafts. We will be painting the landscape around Landgrove with the beautiful trees, mountains, rivers and the wonderful Vermont buildings. Bookings made before the end of 2018 will get 10% off the accommodation rate.
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OLHAO, PORTUGAL 6-13 May 2020 £925 (6th and 13th are arrival/departure days) organised by ART IN THE ALGARVE Olhao is a small fishing town on the Algarve, Portugal. The workshop is organised by Art in the Algarve and our base is the beautifully restored art school. With vaulted ceilings, Roman brick work, three courtyards and an olive tree believed to be over 150 years old, it will be hard to leave the studio! Living accommodation is in and around the school, and all bedrooms are traditionally and tastefully furnished. All rooms have en-suite facilities. There are also two private swimming pools with plenty of space to relax. All meals are included and some lunches and evening meals are taken in the local restaurants. Wine / soft drinks with your evening meal are complimentary. Olhao is very compact with great subjects only a few minutes on foot from the school. Subjects include the ancient churches, narrow alleyways, fishing boats, local markets and the nearby nature reserve. We visit one of the offshore islands for a day, with a grilled fish lunch in a beachside restaurant and on another day we visit one of the outlying towns such as Fuseta or Tavira. Bookings for this workshop must be made directly with Art in the Algarve.
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NORFOLK, ENGLAND 5-10 July 2020 (5th and 10th are arrival/departure days) organised by BIG SKY ART COURSES The course is in an area of North Norfolk beloved of artists for hundreds of years - a unique and unspoiled landsape of beaches, harbours and villages. Based in an exceptionally comfortable Country House set in rolling farmland within a couple of miles of Brancaster, we provide the complete package - a warm welcome from your hosts Victoria and Bradley, a relaxed atmosphere and delicious food.
JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS from £1225 21-27 September 2020 (21st and 27th are arrival/departure days) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS Jersey has a beautiful coastline with tranquil beaches, beautiful harbours and stunning cliffs with plenty of lighthouses and historic towers. The hotel overlooks St Aubin's Harbour. Jersey is just off the French Coast and combines ease of access from the UK with the a warm climate and a mix of French and British cultures. The island of Jersey is only 9 miles by 5 miles so the coast is never far away.
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PAINTING HOLIDAYS At the holiday workshops we try to ensure that you will have a great time learning new techniques and meeting new friends. We are dedicated to helping you improve as a painter in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I try to help you develop your own style, rather than just have you copy what I do but it is important that you like the way I paint so have a look at the gallery. If you like what you see then I’m sure you will enjoy the workshops. You will need your own painting materials although we do have a little shop on the workshops in Ireland that can supply you with materials at prices comparable to internet art shops. All abilities are very welcome but you are advised to have at least some basic knowledge, gained from other classes, books or videos. Read the information for each workshop carefully. Overseas workshops usually include accommodation and meals and often include seats and easels whereas local workshops usually do not. I have a few seats and easels available for those travelling to local workshops by air but you must reserve them when booking. We suggest links to local accommodation on the Irish workshops. Workshop times and details vary a little depending on the organisers but each day begins with a demonstration lasting around one hour. After this you are free to choose your own subject for painting or if you prefer you can use the subject demonstrated. I spend the rest of the day helping and advising each participant. Occasionally there may be a second demonstration. If it rains we have an indoor studio to let us continue our painting. On residential trips we usually have a daily critique before dinner which gives us the opportunity to see what the others have painted. Some of the workshops will have painting locations that require a few minutes walk, possibly on slopes and uneven ground whereas others take place in or beside a studio which may be better suited to those with limited mobility. Please contact me first if you need more information. UPCOMING COURSE CALENDAR TO SEPTEMBER 2020 (other workshops to be added) MAY - Portugal JUNE - Provence JULY - North Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - Cotswolds - Wexford AUGUST - Sidmouth - Vermont SEPTEMBER - Provence APRIL 2020 - The Watermill, Tuscany MAY - Portugal JUNE- Cornwall JULY - Norfolk SEPTEMBER - Jersey
AUTUMN & SPRING HALF DAY CLASSES  Half day indoor classes run for 8 weeks from the beginning of October and February each year in Bangor (Monday morning 9.45am-12.15pm), Belfast (Monday afternoon 2-4.30pm) and Maghaberry, close to the Moira M1 junction (Tuesday afternoon, 1.30 -4.00pm). A different subject is studied each week. People on these classes have first refusal for a place on the next course so places are limited but please email if you are interested. The next classes begin on 30 September and 1 October 2019
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OLHAO, PORTUGAL 22-29 May 2019 £895 (22nd and 29th are arrival/departure days) organised by ART IN THE ALGARVE Olhao is a small fishing town on the Algarve, Portugal. The workshop is organised by Art in the Algarve and our base is the beautifully restored art school. With vaulted ceilings, Roman brick work, three courtyards and an olive tree believed to be over 150 years old, it will be hard to leave the studio! Living accommodation is in and around the school, and all bedrooms are traditionally and tastefully furnished. All rooms have en- suite facilities. There are also two private swimming pools with plenty of space to relax. All meals are included and some lunches and evening meals are taken in the local restaurants. Wine / soft drinks with your evening meal are complimentary. Olhao is very compact with great subjects only a few minutes on foot from the school. Subjects include the ancient churches, narrow alleyways, fishing boats, local markets and the nearby nature reserve. We visit one of the offshore islands for a day, with a grilled fish lunch in a beachside restaurant and on another day we visit one of the outlying towns such as Fuseta or Tavira. Bookings for this workshop must be made directly with Art in the Algarve.
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PROVENCE, FRANCE from €1020 8-15 June 2019 15-22 June 2019 21-28 September 2019 (First and last days of each workshop are arrival/departure days) organised by LE VIEUX MURIER I tutor the Provence workshops but the organisation is all down to Jeff Monaghan in conjunction with Judith at Le Vieux Murier.  The Provence workshops are always popular and normally fill up very quickly so if you wish to book or to get more details email Jeff. He will be very happy to deal with your enquiry. Provence is a beautiful area for painting with the wonderfully atmospheric towns and villages surrounded by the gentle countryside. We stay at Le Vieux Murier, a converted old stone farmhouse and dairy in the hamlet of Les Salettes, just over an hour from Nice. The cost includes bed, breakfast and all dinners with wine or soft drinks. Transfers from Nice airport and travel to the painting locations each day is also included. There is also a private swimming pool. Flights are not included and must be organised by each participant. There are regular flights to Nice from airports throughout Europe. During your stay we visit Lorgues market, one of the biggest in the region and we will paint in a variety of towns and villages, each offering countless subjects for the watercolour painter.
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PAINTING IN SIDMOUTH, ENGLAND 12-15 August 2019, £240 (accommodation and meals not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 11th and depart on 16th) organised by EAST DEVON ART ACADEMY This lovely seaside town nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. We are based at East Devon Art Academy, right in the centre of the town and only a short walk from the beautiful gardens, beaches and the fine Regency buildings that provide much to inspire the watercolourist. All locations are within a short walk of the studio and although all demonstrations will be painted on location (weather permitting), students have the choice of painting outside or back in the studio. Bookings for this workshop must be made directly with East Devon Art Academy
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NORTH ANTRIM COAST, NORTHERN IRELAND 1-4 July 2019, £240 (accommodation and meals not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 30th June and depart on 5th) The iconic North Antrim Coast is one of the world’s most beautiful scenic areas. The landscape ranges from the famous Giant’s Causeway to quiet secluded bays and there are a number of picturesque towns and villages all within a short drive of our base in Portballintrae. From historic castles, old churches and even the river that eventually becomes Old Bushmills whisky, there is a huge variety of subjects to please the watercolourist.
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COTSWOLDS, ENGLAND 17-18 July 2019 £190 (accommodation not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 16th and depart on 19th) organised by WINDRUSH GALLERY Many of you will know that Windrush Gallery was the home of the late James Fletcher Watson, one of the artists who inspired me to paint in watercolour. James’ daughter Josephine organises the workshops at Windrush as well as the delicious buffet lunches included on each day. The gardens, villages and local landscape are just some examples of what must be some of the most loved painting subjects in England. Bookings for this workshop must be made directly with Windrush Gallery. Although the workshop is fully booked, there is a waiting list available.
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LANDGROVE INN, VERMONT, USA 28-31 August 2019, $600 (accommodation and meals not included) (These are full painting days. Accommodation may be needed from 27th. Accommodation packages must be purchased from the Landgrove Inn) The Inview Center for the Arts is a purpose built state of the art studio attached to the Landgrove Inn, situated in rural Vermont. Cradled by an unspoiled valley and surrounded by the majestic Green Mountains, the village of Landgrove has long been a magnet for poets, painters, and patrons of the arts and crafts. We will be painting the landscape around Landgrove with the beautiful trees, mountains, rivers and the wonderful Vermont buildings. Bookings made before the end of 2018 will get 10% off the accommodation rate.
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ART IN THE OPEN, WEXFORD, IRELAND 27 July - 5 August Workshops on 31 July, 10.30 & 2 August, 10.30 Art in the Open has grown into the biggest plein air painting festival in Europe. I’ll be teaching two workshops, the first in Graiguenamanagh and the second in Ballymore. There are several other artists also conducting workshops and many people just come to paint and enjoy the craic. At the end of the festival there is an exhibition of the paintings produced during the week. Bookings for my workshops and full details about the festival can be found using the link below.
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THE WATERMILL, TUSCANY 25 April-2 May 2020 FROM £1640 (25th and 2nd are arrival/departure days) organised by THE WATERMILL AT POSARA The Watermill is a complex of elegant and historic Tuscan buildings, surrounding a sunny courtyard with an adjoining vine verandah, rose pergola and sun-filled walled garden. We usually spend Sunday painting in the Watermill gardens or beside the river, or in the light and airy Watermill studio, overlooking the gardens and mountains on one side and the river on the other. We take you on painting trips to an ancient castle and village, to market day in a nearby walled Medieval town, to a secluded cloistered convent and to a thousand-year old hilltop village with craggy mountain views. There is a whole day (non-painting) excursion by train to the walled city of Lucca or to the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. The cost includes everything except flights to Pisa airport
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OLHAO, PORTUGAL 6-13 May 2020 £925 (6th and 13th are arrival/departure days) organised by ART IN THE ALGARVE Olhao is a small fishing town on the Algarve, Portugal. The workshop is organised by Art in the Algarve and our base is the beautifully restored art school. With vaulted ceilings, Roman brick work, three courtyards and an olive tree believed to be over 150 years old, it will be hard to leave the studio! Living accommodation is in and around the school, and all bedrooms are traditionally and tastefully furnished. All rooms have en- suite facilities. There are also two private swimming pools with plenty of space to relax. All meals are included and some lunches and evening meals are taken in the local restaurants. Wine / soft drinks with your evening meal are complimentary. Olhao is very compact with great subjects only a few minutes on foot from the school. Subjects include the ancient churches, narrow alleyways, fishing boats, local markets and the nearby nature reserve. We visit one of the offshore islands for a day, with a grilled fish lunch in a beachside restaurant and on another day we visit one of the outlying towns such as Fuseta or Tavira. Bookings for this workshop must be made directly with Art in the Algarve.
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NORTH CORNWALL, ENGLAND 29 June-2 July 2020 (These are full painting days. Accommodation is provided from 28 June) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS The North Cornwall Coast has some stunning rugged coastal scenery with towering cliffs, amazing waves, fantastic sweeping beaches, quaint little coves as well as some beautiful harbours not to mention the beautiful River Camel with the Camel Trail. It is an amazing place to visit and paint.
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JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS from £1225 21-27 September 2020 (21st and 27th are arrival/departure days) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS Jersey has a beautiful coastline with tranquil beaches, beautiful harbours and stunning cliffs with plenty of lighthouses and historic towers. The hotel overlooks St Aubin's Harbour. Jersey is just off the French Coast and combines ease of access from the UK with the a warm climate and a mix of French and British cultures. The island of Jersey is only 9 miles by 5 miles so the coast is never far away.
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NORFOLK, ENGLAND 5-10 July 2020 (5th and 10th are arrival/departure days) organised by BIG SKY ART COURSES The course is in an area of North Norfolk beloved of artists for hundreds of years - a unique and unspoiled landsape of beaches, harbours and villages. Based in an exceptionally comfortable Country House set in rolling farmland within a couple of miles of Brancaster, we provide the complete package - a warm welcome from your hosts Victoria and Bradley, a relaxed atmosphere and delicious food.
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