Inspired Painting Holidays


The holiday programme runs from March to September. Courses are from 3 to 8 nights and are fully residential.
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Inspired Painting Holidays include both studio sessions and location visits to landscapes and gardens of the local area. You will have individual attention from a professional artist and experienced tutor as part of a very small group.
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For the courses we use two bright artist’s studios, formerly a tailor’s shop and workshop.  You have your own space to work here during your stay and can bring your own choice of paint medium on most courses.
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Outside visits are usually full days in various beautiful scenic spots in the area. Devon and Exmoor are rich in inspiring landscapes, beautiful gardens, historic buildings and coastal views.
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Accommodation is in our two houses in the centre of Bampton and most meals are included in your course fee. Non-painting partners are welcome too!
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Catherine and Peter, thank you for your care, enthusiasm and inspiration. I loved meeting everyone and enjoyed our art sessions in friendly Bampton. You leave me with a peaceful aura and a quiet smile. A 2022

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I arrived with great trepidation but left totally inspired. Your gentle positive instructions has made me see watercolour painting in a new way. Fantastic hospitality, great food (Peter coped brilliantly with my, and others food fads), lovely house, beautiful garden and met some new friends - what could be better! Jane 2022

Thank you both for a very happy painting holiday. Thank you Peter for all the delicious dishes, and coffee on the lawn. Catherine, thank you for your supportive comments with my struggles with pastels- I will use them in the future as well as watercolour. HF 2022

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