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Carole Massey

Carole studied art at St Albans School of Art and Leicester College of Art

& Design before following a successful career as a commercial artist

running her own design business for 30 years.

She returned to her first love of painting, quickly gaining a reputation for

her sensitive and timeless portraits. Her subjects have included members

of the royal family, celebrities and leading public figures. Amongst several

TV appearances Carole took part in the BBC's 'The Big Event' which

featured a giant reproduction of John Constable's "The Hay Wain". In

June 2014 she was honoured to have her painting of Sir Charles Bean,

retiring Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, chosen as his official

portait to hang in the Bank of England.

Carole is not only a professional painter she is a popular art tutor and demonstrator whose work is in private collections

in Europe, the USA and the Far East. She is an accomplished all-rounder working in watercolour, water soluble pencils,

acrylics, pastel, water based oils and mixed media. She was runner up in the Artist and Illustrator magazine in their

"Artist of the Year" competition. She has exhibited at the SWA exhibition at the Mall Galleries, across the South East of

England and Brittany. As a best-selling author she has written books on how to use water soluble pencils, painting

flowers in acrylics and figures in watercolours. Her latest book, "DRAWING for the Absolute Beginner is a bible for

aspiring artists. She has also contributed to two large compendium books on drawing techniques and acrylics. Carole is a

contributor to The Leisure Painter magazine.

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Paint Beautiful Cotswolds Villages

Carole Massey

Paint Beautiful Cotswolds Villages

Double Occupancy £895

Single Occupancy £975

Non-Painter £675

Dates : 18th - 22nd May 2025

Media : Watercolour

Type : Location

Join Carole Massey on this opportunity to paint the beautiful villages of

the Cotswolds in Watercolour.


Paint the Amazing Light & Colour of the Western Algarve

Carole Massey

Paint the Amazing Light & Colour of the Western Algarve

Double Occupancy £1,495

Single Occupancy £1,695

Non-Painter £1,125

Dates : 27th - 4th October 2025

Media : Watercolour

Type : Location

Join Carole Massey on this exciting opportunity to paint in an absolutely

delightful place in the Western Algarve.