Watercolour Holidays

A Painting holiday with Sue is unlike any you have been on before. Suitable for the beginner to the experienced or those who just want to site see. “My painting holiday trips are a mix of sightseeing, painting and sketching with a balance between learning and seeing something new, putting it all into practice and having a really good time.”

Whilst I base my holidays on watercolour, you are quite welcome to bring oils, acrylic, pastels or coloured pencils.

It is very difficult to confirm dates or give final prices due to the uncertainty of future travel costs. I have given estimated prices based on prices at the time of the original planned holidays, they are almost certainly likely to rise.

Painting holidays are open to non-painting partners and friends; and not only to those who attend my classes.

Painting Holidays 2022 onwards

Due to the uncertainty of international travel due to the pandemic all holidays have been cancelled but the original content is described below and hopes are to reschedule in the future.


Originally planned during month of April

8 Days

From £750 per person- dependent on accommodation chosen.

Depart Newcastle – return Newcastle.

A cruise with a difference.  Visiting some of the most spectacular scenery on earth.  Walk through tiny villages, see amazing waterfalls all the while creating your own travel log through your sketch book.

Travel will never be the same.

CORSICA – the mountains

Originally planned during month of June 

A small group travelling by car into the mountains of Corsica to visit some of these amazing villages built into the rocks.

Starting in Ajaccio, catching the train to Bastia through the spectacular mountain passes and valleys, and driving back to Ajaccio stopping over in small hill top villages to paint, draw and dare I say relax.

MOROCCO – off the beaten track

Originally planned to take place in October/November

This trip is for both new and returning visitors to Morocco. Organised by local Moroccan experts to specifically meet our artistic plans, we will be exploring not only the touristic sites but also places off the beaten track to further ignite our creativity.

Week 1 designed for you to discover and soak up Marrakech,  and the Atlas Mountains. Mixing with the Berber people and immersing ourselves in the local culture.

Week 2 whilst having the same basic itinerary as week 1, is for the slightly more energetic who would like to explore further and walk to remote waterfalls and villages; those who want to experience mountain sand on their feet. You could always take a mule.  Visit an ancient village high in the Atlas Mountains.

While both trips are entwined with local architecture and people, painting and collecting reference for paintings will be top on the agenda. A mix of sketch book drawing and watercolour painting. Pack your painting kit in your bag and off we go.


Painting Holidays 2021


Originally planned for the month of July

Flying direct from Heathrow to Durban, and then heading off to the Drakensberg mountains, Northern Zululand and the Big 5 by Mantis – private Game Lodge.

Emphasis will be on painting the sights we see and trying to become one with this wonderful landscape and its inhabitants both 2 and 4 legged.

This is a 12 day trip.

Dates and price to be confirmed closer to the time.
Price circa £3999pp
Prices are estimated and will be confirmed when flights come into date range, approximately 11 months before departure.

Maximum of 14 places

For more information please contact me by email.

Botswana & Victoria Falls

Originally planned for the month of September

A guided tour and time to paint Victoria Falls. Afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Visit the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe and the Painted Dog Centre. We will have a couple of days in Chobe National Park, home to herds of elephants before returning home.

September for 13 Days
Price circa £3999pp
Prices are estimated and will be confirmed when flights come into date range, approximately 11 months before departure.


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