Painting Holidays in France & Spain



In 2021 I will be running two drawing & painting holidays; one in France at La Roane in June and another in Spain at Cortijo Romero in August. For bookings and any questions, contact the venue - links below.

France: 18th - 25th June 2021

Spain: 28th August - 4th September 2021


La Roane is a fantastic venue situated in the rolling countryside near Toulouse in southern France. This will be the second drawing & painting course at La Roane and will focus on oil painting and pen & ink drawing.


Cortijo Romero is a beautiful venue, situated at the feet of the Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Spain. This will be the fifth drawing & painting holiday at Cortijo Romero will focus on soft pastels.

Both venues have wonderful natural surroundings and views. We will be working with various materials to focus on expressive mark making, understanding colour, portraying light and shadow, observational drawing, mastering perspective, composition and more. Some materials are provided along with drawing boards for each person. Most of our work takes place outside, in the grounds of the two venues and in the landscape nearby; with warm temperatures each day it is perfect weather for drawing and painting in the open air. Both venues include airport transfers, full catering with amazing food and many extras such as visits to local towns and beauty spots.

The Spanish course will focus on charcoal drawing and chalk pastel work while the French course will involve pen & ink drawing and painting in watercolours.


Everyone is welcome to attend whether you are a complete beginner or have more experience.


Both venues arrange all bookings, airport transfers and other details - to book please visit their website at:



In previous years the courses and locations were hugely enjoyed by everyone. We had sunny, warm weather, allowing us to work out of doors for the duration of the course. Everyone created many beautiful drawings and paintings. The catering, accommodation and support from the very friendly hosts was fantastic with excursions in the landscape and the beautiful towns nearby. 



images from previous courses