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Enjoy one of the best holidays of your life as you join one of our dedicated painting holidays. Each venue is selected for its outstanding scenery, luxurious comfort and additional facilities for your free time or your non-painting partner.

Fill your senses with the breathtaking views and exhilarating fresh air of the Pindos Mountain Range in central Greece at the eco-friendly 5 star resort of Montanema Handmade Village, or the jaw-dropping colours of the azure-blue seas right outside your window at the Holiday Inn at Almacao de Pera in the Algarve, or escape it all in a luxury villa in the verdant hills of Monchique above the Algarve coast.

Each venue includes full or half board in beautifully appointed double rooms with private bathrooms.


3rd-10th June 2020

  • 7 nights Full Board accommodation (alcohol not included) at the luxury eco-friendly, 4 star resort of Montanema Handmade Village in the Agrafa Mountain Range

  • 5 half days fully tutored plein air workshops at 4 different venues around the resort

  • Transport to and from each painting venue

  • Gourmet picnic lunch freshly prepared by the hotel's head chef at each of the plain air venues

  • Complimentary 1 time use of the Aquanema Spa heated indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna

  • Additional activities/excursions such as guided wild mushroom picking, cookery class, yoga and a visit to the stunningly beautiful Meteora Monastery

per person




12th-17th May 2020 or 16th-21st Oct 2020

  • 5 nights Full Board accommodation (alcohol not included) in a shared luxury villa in the hills of Monchique overlooking the Algarve coast.

  • Your own spacious double bedroom and private bathroom

  • Infinity swimming pool

  • Private landscaped gardens

  • 3 half days tuition painting a live model in oils

  • 1 complementary yoga lesson

per person




1st-8th Nov 2019 or 18th-25th Jan 2020

  • 7 days Half Board accommodation (including house wine and water for your evening meal) in a Seaview Deluxe Room at the Holiday Inn, Armação de Pêra, Algarve

  • Breathtaking sea views from your private room terrace

  • Walking distance to bars and local restaurants 

  • 5 mornings tuition painting the beautiful Algarve coastline from the comfort of the hotel terrace

per person





I’m just back from a truly amazing Art Holiday up in the mountains of Greece.
  Each morning we were taken to a different location to paint with spectacular views, then the chef from Montanema village would cook us a spectacular lunch with herbs and mushrooms from the forest...
   This was an amazing week, spent with other artist bouncing ideas off each other in a truly magical location. I will definitely be going again next year.


What a magical place, and such a great place to stay. Karen picked the places to paint that were all fantastic from mountains to waterfalls and lakes. The colours were so beautiful at this part of the world.

The group of people were so lovely and we all enjoyed each others company. The accommodation was amazing, with fantastic views over the mountains. The staff looked after us so well and the food was  so delicious . I would highly recommend to all who want to paint and have a different type of holiday away from it all.

Thank you to all that took part and gave me the best time ever.


Having found a new passion of oil painting in my life I went on a plein air  painting holiday run by Karen in the Greek mountains.  

What an amazing time I had. Best holiday ever.

The venue was absolutely amazing and the organisation of the week by Karen was faultless. Karen chose beautiful spots to paint and I learned so much. I will definitely do it again.