Take time to really see the beauty of the Argyll landscape and rejoice in its shapes, light and colours! Argyll artist Karen Beauchamp invites you to join her for a unique painting retreat on the shores of Loch Melfort. Our accommodation and studio base is at Loch Melfort Hotel, a cozy country house by the sea.
This art retreat is at the same time a small group experience and a private workshop. There is no set artistic theme, but daily personalised tuition tailored to participants’ preferences, ability and development interests.The sketchbook will be the fundamental tool from which to create your works of art.
The course is designed to encourage gathering what attracts you from the landscape – with a grounding in shape, form and texture, looking and re-looking at light and shadow, and using usual and unusual materials to record images and feelings.
Karen is an enthusiastic and stimulating tutor, with a deep knowledge of drawing, painting and printmaking. With her inspiring artistic guidance we’ll be researching and sketching on location most days, then return to the comfort of the studio to develop our images and composition. You may want to bring your favourite brushes and paints, but there will also be a variety of materials to choose from. Check out Karen’s profile page here.
During the week we will make maximum use of the hotel’s gardens and beaches, but also take short journeys to nearby locations.
Loch Melfort Country House Hotel in Arduaine between Oban and Lochgilphead on the West Coast of Scotland is a 4-star hotel is situated within 17 acres of gardens and beaches, overlooking the Sound of Jura and the Inner Hebrides. It also sits next to the National Trust for Scotland Arduaine Gardens, so we’ll be truly spoilt for choice when it comes to inspiring vistas.
The accommodation is full board and all rooms are en suite and have a sea view. The art holidays start on Sunday afternoon and finishes on Saturday morning after breakfast.
Cost: £1750 per person, based on two sharing (£225 single supplement). A non-refundable deposit of £300 will secure your place.
Please note that transport to and from the venue is not included. Many guests bring their own car, but we can arrange transfers from and to nearby public transport connections at an additional cost. All guests are required to have personal travel insurance.
Where possible meals will be prepared from locally sourced produce. Drinks other than those included in breakfasts and afternoon tea/coffee breaks are not included. Art equipment – easels, drawing boards, and a varied selection of additional art materials will be provided. Please bring your preferred medium, paper boards or canvas.
This art holiday will be provided by our partners Whitehouse Art, who will take your bookings and payment directly.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you !