Wednesday, 28 March 2012

A Southern Low Country experience USA style

Just finishing a great trip to USA with workshops in Pittsburgh and York PA, then a superb visit to the Palm Key resort at Ridgeland, near Beaufort South Carolina.  This is an award winning retreat set in wonderful wooded and marshland landscape, with a superb purpose built studio that any artist would crave for.  The 5 day workshop there covered pastels and any medium and the hosts, Judy and Emir Rigg organise everything from food to fabulous accommodation in pretty cottages surrounding the lake.  Delighted to say that this will again be the location for an annual visit for our first USA PAINTAWAY and we look forward to returning in April 2013 for another superb trip which will include visits to Beaufort, Savannah & Charleston, as well as private visits to plantations for superb painting locations.  Keep in touch for future details...this will be on the lines of 'Outdoor Sketching & Indoor Painting in the Low Country SC'

Saturday, 3 March 2012

0Oo-la-la...the French Paintaway's a go-go

Deeee-lighted to say that we have our minimum numbers for our delicious French Paintaway week in June near Carcassone and the Canal du Midi.  I filmed here a couple of years ago for my latest dvd, and the landscapes are sublime....lavender, sunflower fields, canals, old farmhouses, windmills and much food & wine to satisfy the hungry pangs of artists....can't wait to go back.  Please come and join me!!   Details from