Residential painting holidays worldwide


Art Retreat

 Est. 2003


Brambles cottage

All levels

Art Academy

Luxury foreign courses Master classes


Sketchaway -Video tuition


Peter Davies and Janet Brady are expert art tutors based in Devon, UK. they have been hosting painting holidays since 2003. Teaching oil, acrylic, drawing, watercolour, and mixed media.


Courses In Devon

Sept 2021

I really enjoyed my five-day course last week. Thank you both for being so welcoming and positive. I learned a great deal from your tuition and the whole experience was a great confidence booster. I won’t forget your lovely cottage, dog, relaxing walks and company and one last mention, the wonderful food.

Courses Abroad

June 2019

There were inspirational views of Naples’ Bay to sketch and paint, from the hotel. Painting trips, provided diversity in the ruins of Pompeii, the gardens of Ravello, the churches and ancient streets of Positano and Amalfi. Expert tuition was provided by our hosts Janet and Peter. A delightful trip.

Online Courses

Feb 2021

The course was very well organised. The quality of the presentation and demonstration videos was exceptional, very professional and easy to follow. The timing of the course was perfect in that it gave me a focus in these difficult times. I was running out of ideas of what to paint. As the course progressed I found that my artistic juices were flowing again!

Brambles Art Retreat

“Art Academy”

luxury painting holidays

Greece 2023

Amazing Athens

Ancient Athen the Acropolis and more!

May 13th – 21st  2023

Such an amazing location for a painting holiday. Staying the heart of Athens, within walking distance of the Acropolis and other ancient sites Many wonderful drawing and painting opportunities…..


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Brambles, Sprytown, Lifton, Devon, England, UK. PL16 0AY


+44(0) 1566784359

+44 (0)7930331908

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A special gift of an “online teaching course in “Sketch-booking mastery” to learn to draw, paint, and create fabulous layouts. Learn to write around your sketches and create a sketchbook that is a work of art in itself. Sketchaway5 is a 5 module course with 10...