Painting Holidays in France & Spain



In 2020 I will be running two drawing & painting holidays; one in Spain at Cortijo Romero in June and another in France at La Roane in September.


La Roane is a fantastic venue situated in the countryside near Toulouse in southern France. This will be the second drawing & painting course at La Roane will run from September 25th to October 2nd.


From the 13th to the 20th of June, the fifth drawing & painting holiday at Cortijo Romero, Orgiva, near Granada in southern Spain.

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