The West of Scotland, with its mountains, streams and waterfalls, sea-lochs and mossy, lush woodlands is a glorious place to come and paint. The house ‘Tigh na Breac’ overlooks a wide sea loch close to Oban, and the ever- changing skies are gloriously reflected in the tidal water, just down from the house. The extraordinary, mercurial light as it falls on mountains, hills and water is what draws artists, poets and musicians to this place, and what has inspired many of our visiting artists.

The painting course held in this amazing Scottish location, is now in its sixth year, and is for participants who want to speand an enjoyable time painting the beautiful Scottish landscape.

We have an established and successful format. the painting course is run by two exceptional teachers who liaise and complement each other well, offering a rare learning experience for students who wish to develop their skills in watercolour and/or acrylic painting.

Jane and Christine are experienced teachers and painters in their own right. Each has their own individual approaches and style of teaching, which complement each other. Both have a thoughtful and perceptive way of getting the best out of students, and their joint aim is to help each individual to realise rapid improvement in technique, method and complete finished paintings during the week.

This is not your run of the mill ‘painting holiday course’. The learning part of the day is intensive and absorbing, with individual help on offer, as well as group demonstrations. Jane and Christine are both charming and humourous, and encourage and motivate each student to produce lively and attractive paintings.

The social parts of the day when we share good food and lively chat around the dining table are enjoyable and relaxed. After dinner the Tutors and Hosts then take some well deserved time to do their own painting work, and plan for the next day. Students then have the opportunity to socialise together either in the sitting room, watching DVD’s or taking walks and visiting local sights, or just thinking about the next day of the painting course!