Painting Holidays


15th - 18th MAY 2018

The Lake District is a painters delight, offering dramatic landscapes and
breathtaking scenery. Subjects will include Lake Windermere, Coniston
and/or Ullswater plus we will paint at places such as Elterwater in the Langdale Valley
or Hawkshead. We will also paint a selection of bridges, waterfalls, cascading rivers,
rocks, villages, churches and castles.

Accommodation will be at the Langdale Chase Hotel. A truly magnificent country house
hotel, which commands panoramic and inspirational views of Lake Windermere and
mountains from the seclusion of its own wooded grounds. Just three miles north of
Windermere and two miles south of Ambleside, it is situated in the heart of Lakeland.

It goes without saying that the Lake District is the perfect place to bring your
non-painting partner as there are all sorts of outdoor activities to consider.
From the gentile boat trips and walks along the shores of the lakes to a whole array of
outdoor activities, including hill walking/trekking, horse riding, rock climbing, canoeing,
sailing, golfing and many more.

Some activities come with discounts for hotel residents.

For further details and to book your place, please see the ALPHA website at

22nd - 29th SEPTEMBER 2018

Provence has some of the most beautiful villages in France with some
amazing colours and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder it was such an
inspiration to Van Gogh and Cezanne, who must have marvelled at how
the light brought the colours to life and were ever changing.

Join me on this exciting watercolour adventure where, like artists all through the ages,
you cannot fail to be inspired. The colours at Roussillon will astound you, both on
the buildings and in the landscape. Fontaine Da Vaucluse is a deep wide gorge with
spring water coming from under the rocks with such a variety of subjects such as
rocks, waterfalls, pools, coloured buildings and even a castle.

The hotel is a 17th-century former convent which nestles in the heart of The Luberon,
Provence and is set within 74 acres of beautiful grounds, where you will find some lovely
painting spots. There are 54 en-suite rooms all with AC and there is a lift to all rooms
making it suitable for those with limited mobility. Within the beautiful grounds is an outdoor
heated swimming pool and within the dining room you will find tasty provencal cuisine.

The nearest airport is Marseille or Avignon Airport, both of which are less than an hour from the hotel.

Airport transfer is available according to flight times from the UK on the arrival date.
Flights are available from most UK airports. Please call for details/advice on flights
and pick up times before booking your flight.On the departure date all guests will be taken to
either airport at a set time to suit the relevant flights.

For further details and to book your place, please see the ALPHA website at