Alpha Painting holiday to Exmoor   May 10-14, 2021

Join Carole on this all-inclusive painting holiday in stunning Exmoor and the North Devon Coast, where you will be able to capture cascading rivers, moorland valleys, picturesque harbours and stunning coastal scenes. Suitable for all abilities and non-painting partners are most welcome.

Carole is a very versatile painter who has been a professional artist and tutor for many years. Her approachable style of teaching will ensure you will get the most out of your painting holiday as she encourages the beginner and more experienced artist alike. Carole will demonstrate a variety of tips and techniques to tackle each different location and also be on hand throughout the day to provide one to one tuition; the emphasis will be on sketchbook work as well as longer, in-depth studies, using watercolours, pen & wash and water soluble pencils.

You will be staying at Simonsbath House, set in the heart of Exmoor with splendid views of the Barle Valley. The house is 350 years old, retaining many of the wonderful traditional features, yet has been maintained to a high standard and provides a very comfortable place to stay. All 14 rooms are en-suite and have stunning views of the valley.

Alpha is one of the UK’s leading painting holiday companies, providing exceptional all-inclusive residential holidays taking pride in paying great attention to every aspect of your holiday. The destinations, the hotels and all the painting locations have been thoroughly researched to ensure they meet the criteria expected from a superb painting holiday. Alpha provides a complete package experience so that you don’t need to worry about anything other than enjoying your painting and the holiday.

What it costs

Double occupancy £695
Single occupancy £735
Non Painters £450

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Hotel leone Italy painting holiday



MAY 22- 29, 2021 Only a few rooms left!           

Hotel Leone is a beautifully restored 9 bedroomed palazzo sitting at the foot of the ancient hilltop town of Montelparo, in Le Marche region of central Italy, which was recently voted No 2 region in the world to visit on LonelyPlanet. It's a picture postcard medieval setting with winding streets, shady courtyards and panoramic viewpoints.

The entire property has been completely renovated to an award winning standard, incorporating as many environmentally friendly features as possible. The owners, Medeline and Tim, pride themselves in delivering the ultimate in comfort and hospitality and have created a haven for guests with plenty of comfortable sitting areas. All rooms are wonderfully spacious and have tea & coffee making facilities, air con and TV; there are also central honesty mini bars on each floor.

Each day after breakfast we will take a short minibus ride to a nearby location or paint in Montelparo. Carole will be on hand throughout the day to demonstrate or offer help and guidance on an individual basis. The emphasis will be on sketching, pen & wash studies and watercolours, though you are welcome to work in your own choice of medium. We return to the hotel mid afternoon, allowing time to relax by the pool, paint in the spacious studio, or retire for a siesta!  Each evening before supper we review the day's work, with a low-key exhibition on our last evening.
  • 7 nights' luxury en-suite accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch or a gourmet picnic at our painting location, a 3 course evening meal and delicious house wines with lunch and dinner.
  • Transportation to and from painting locations and airport/train station transfers.
  • A one day "Taste of Le Marche" excusrsion visiting an artisan cheese maker, olive producer and local vineyard.
  • A pizza-making evening using a traditional wood-fired oven.
  • Painting chairs, easles (if required), drawing boards and water pots supplied.
  • Maximum 12 painters; non painting partners very welcome
FLIGHTS to Ancona airport with Rynair or Lufthansa are NOT INCLUDED.

Twin, superior double, deluxe double rooms and suites available from 1550Eu single occupancy with a 250Eu reduction for two people sharing. A 10% discount applies for a two week booking. 

Carole's tuition fee of £275 pp is payable directly to her. A £75 deposit is invoiced at the time of booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to the holiday. 

Please read the Hotel Leone website for Terms & Conditions and Booking Information:  Email: Tel:+39 366 5749 169
Carole has been hosting painting holidays in Europe for over 15 years and is a very experienced artist and tutor. This holiday is suitable for all abilities and non painting partners are most welcome.

"The painting holiday at Hotel Leone was a great joy and I loved it all. Madeline and Tim made us so welcome.Your tuition, Carole, as always, is inspirational and I came away full of ideas. You chose such wonderful venues to paint
 and made it all such fun. Thank you."