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Holiday Blogs 2017

In here you will find a selection of Holidays where we have produced Holiday Blogs for 2017. You will see details of holiday destination reccy’s, holiday winners and exhibitions that we have attended.  The information is in summary form below or you can click on the summary to see more details and images of holidays you’ve been on.

Exhibition Holiday Winner 2017

It was an absolute delight running our first holiday in Cornwall. Cornwall has special memories for me having gone on holiday there for over 50 years. However, in recent years it has been hard to have a holiday there because we run holidays….so the only way I could think of going to Cornwall was to run painting holidays there…and this was our first.

The weather was bright and sunny, if not a little breezy and a bit nippy! We had a great time painting in Padstow, along the camel trail and my favourite place of all, Trevone Bay. On the last day we went to Boscastle and many people did some sketching.

We were very excited about this holiday and it lived up to expectations. Following the success of the Travelling Sketchbook holiday, this was our first sketching and walking in Cornwall and we started in the car park at Port Gaverne and walked around the headland to Port Isaac (but we didn’t see Doc Martin!) and then we spent the day walking around Port Isaac. (Top and Bottom Left)


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It was an absolute delight running our first holiday in Cornwall. Cornwall has special memories for me having gone on holiday there for over 50 years. However, in recent years it has been hard to have a holiday there because we run holidays….so the only way I could think of going to Cornwall was to run painting holidays there…

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May - David Webb - The Travelling Sketchbook along the Rugged North Cornwall Coast

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We were very excited about this holiday and it lived up to expectations. Following the success of the Travelling Sketchbook holiday, this was our first sketching and walking in Cornwall and we started in the car park at Port Gaverne and walked around the headland to Port Isaac (but we didn’t see Doc Martin!) and then we spent the day…..


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June - Rob Dudley - Paint North Cornwall Harbours & Rugged Coast

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April - David Bellamy - Paint North Cornwall Harbours & Rugged Coast

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April - David Bellamy - Paint North Cornwall Harbours & Rugged Coast

May - David Webb - The Travelling Sketchbook along the Rugged North Cornwall Coast

On the last day we walked around Boscastle as there are so many spots to paint there.

Above: On another day we walked along Little Petherick Creek and along some of the Camel Trail into Padstow. Here the group are looking towards the Camel Estuary.


Bottom Right: The day we planned to walk from Trevone to Stepper Point and back to Padstow, the winds were in excess of 50 miles per hour, so we did a sketch from Trevone looking to Tregudda and then jumped in the mini-bus and drove to relative shelter of Hawkers Cove on the Camel Estuary.

I then told the group that we would be sketching at Gun Point. Some people looked worried and then I pointed out that it was a headland within the Camel Estuary!

Once we had lunch the wind started to get up, so some of the group went back to the studio to paint but some hardy souls decided they wanted to walk from Hawkers Cove to Padstow even though they couldn’t paint.


Above: David doing his Man at C&A impersonation!

On this holiday we picked up a couple of ladies from their home in Sidmouth on the way to the hotel as the driver had broken her arm and couldn’t drive or easily travel by public transport.

We had great weather for this holiday, except for one afternoon when we retreated to the studio.

Our first day was at Trevone (Left) a personal favourite of mine. You can see the group painting the bay, the headland and the round hole, what a perfect setting!

You can see Rob here giving people plenty of one-to-one tuition and Gill taking the lunch and drinks order and I was…taking photos!

However, after all these years, I have found my vocation in life. On the day we went to Padstow, in the morning a guest was being pestered by the art equivalent of Harry Enfield and so I decided to intervene and side track him while Rob muscled in and gave the guest proper tuition.

Then at lunchtime the same guest was being pestered by a Sea Gull who snatched part of her lunch, so I had to chase him off.

At the end of the holiday, She said “Thanks go to Rob for excellent tuition, to Gill for bring teas and coffees and to Matt for warding off unwanted art critics and Sea Gulls!”

Top Right: Rob demonstrating in Padstow Harbour

Bottom Right: The group painting the Camel Estuary.


June - Rob Dudley - Paint North Cornwall Harbours & Rugged Coast

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In Memory of Terry Harrison: This holiday was very hard for us to run because originally it was meant to be Terry teaching but sadly he was taken ill and passed away the day of the holiday. It was a great shock to us because Terry was a brilliant painter, one of our top tutors and a great friend and he will be greatly missed.

Our thanks go to Rob Dudley for not only stepping in at the last minute but taking the reigns when we needed some time out, he did a fantastic job.

Left: When Rob said he was going to park his car in the harbour at Boscastle, I didn’t think he meant like that!


On this holiday we picked up a couple of ladies from their home in Sidmouth on the way to the hotel as the driver had broken her arm and couldn’t drive or easily travel by public transport. We had great weather for this holiday, except for one afternoon when we retreated to the studio. Our first day was at Trevone a personal favourite of mine. You can see the group painting the bay, the headland and the round hole, what a perfect setting!