Welcome

Brambles Art Retreat Painting Holidays

We are an established painting holiday provider, offering painting holidays in the UK and abroad. We began our courses in 2003.


Tutors Peter Davies and Janet Brady offer painting courses worldwide. In the last 13 years over 2500 guests have attended their courses, many return year after year to top up their skills and enjoy another painting break either here in the UK or abroad.

All skill levels are welcome, from the absolute beginner that may need step by step instruction to intermediate painters that want to learn new techniques and improve their painting. We also welcome accomplish painters or established artists that want company painting or a change of scene.
This is an activity holiday, the whole holiday is organized in such a way as to provide beautiful locations to paint without the worry of finding hotels, transportation, restaurants, and events. Traveling with like minded people with a common interest. We offer the whole package.

We find interesting locations, use local guides if we need them, and organize transportation to suit the terrain. We suggest flights and travel arrangements. We also recommend restaurants and eateries, cook delicious food and can provide BBQs. If the opportunity arises we link up with local artists, we go to musical events, concerts, the theatre, plays and exhibitions. We have been Whale watching and taken informative boat trips. All this is available, if it suits our timetable, we go for it.

You can paint in Watercolour, Acrylic or Oil, use Pastel, Charcoal,Pencil, Ink,  mixed media, anything that inspires you. Use canvas, board, paper or a sketchbook, or even work on a bit of old cardboard, anything goes. We teach all level of painter from the absolute beginner to practicing artists. We also welcome non painting partners.

Its good to remember its a holiday as well as a learning experience, you get as much out of the holiday as you choose, you can paint as much or as little as you like. We have hundreds of wonderful guest comments from our guest books, and several of our guests join us on more than one holiday each year.