You will be enchanted by the Capital of the Flemish painters, Bruges or the Venice of the North and Belgium’s specialties like chocolate, lace making, beer, diamants and waffles.
The Alps is a dream destination for a plein air artist because of the spectacular scenery you will encounter: alpine meadows, cobblestoned villages, waterfalls, glaciated peaks, wildflowers, clean lakes, chalet with flowers from window boxes…
This inspiring tour in Normandy is an invitation to travel in time, and to discover the magical sites once painted by famous artists at the turn of the 20th century. Landscapes and scenes of daily life were immortalized on canvas not only by Claude Monet, but also by William Turner, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, George Braque, Pablo Picasso and others.
Along the lush Loire River Valley, more than 1,000 châteaux bathe in their own beauty and stunning grandeur. Embark on this eight day painting holiday to discover prominent chateaux and gardens of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your paintings will be inspired by some of the grandest and most beautiful architectural structures in France like Chenonceau, Clos Luce and Amboise.
Discover the calmness of these villages, so different from the frenetic pace of the Cote d’Azur (although only a few 20 miles away). If you are looking for authenticity, you will definitely be charmed by the patina of age on the old stones, the shade of the narrow streets full of flowers and local artists’ studios.
For centuries artists have drawn their inspiration from the Tuscan landscape. This trip not only conjures paintings of superb Renaissance art and landscapes famous for its rolling hills, olive groves, cypress trees, winding vineyards and grand estates but also tastings of local products like wine and olive oil in the Chianti region. The cherry on the cake will be the visit of the superb Renaissance town of Siena.
Let Spain seduce you! Costa Brava, where the mountains meet the sea, is the setting of this exciting painting tour in the province of Gerona. Craggy cliffs, sandy coves, pristine beaches and inland, the fascinating, ancient history all await to be painted and experienced. This region was also the home and setting for the surreal world of Salvador Dali.
You will sketch in plein-air some of the emblematic spots of San Francisco. Grab this unique opportunity to also be inspired by lush wineries, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests.