" The further away from the metropolis you go, the more the dominant landscape is revealed.
As if by magic one becomes preoccupied by light, colour and shape."
In 2021 we are changing the structure of our holidays, and are excited to announce
a new venue - The Loch Melfort Country House Hotel in Arduaine between Oban
and Lochgilphead. This 4 Star hotel is an informal and relaxed and beautifully situated
on the coast overlooking the Sound of Jura and the Inner Hebrides, with 17 acres
of gardens and beaches, it is also next to the National Trust for Scotland gardens
at Arduaine, all 2 hours drive from Glasgow.
The accommodation is full board and all rooms are en suite and have a sea view.
The courses are as before a professionally guided art experience over five days,
taught by Karen Beauchamp. All tuition is a on one to one basis covering all disciplines.
We will make the maximum use of the hotel’s gardens and beaches but also take short
journeys to inspiring locations. There will be a studio space for use when not painting
‘en pleain aire’.
What is included :-
Twin and Double ensuite rooms with a sea view
Breakfast in the restaurant.
Buffet or picnic lunches.
Three course evening meals in a fine dining restaurant.
Mid Afternoon Tea/Coffee with homemade cake.
Locally sourced produce where possible
Hotel bar and log fires. Drinks will be charged to guests rooms separately.
Art tuition for six hours a day
Discussion and talks, and possible wine or whisky tasings.
Art equipment - easels, drawing boards, cleaning products,
paper towels and a varied selection of art materials, will be
provided where possible.Please bring your preferred medium,
paper boards or canvas.
Dates - We are announcing the Spring dates first until we are aware of the
Covid -19 developments.
Karen Beauchamp – Designer / Artist
Karen was Creative Director at Cole & Son
(Wallpapers) for 10 years. During this time
she designed and compiled 26 wallpaper
collections. Before that she ran her own
company from the Cotswolds and London,
printing and designing hand printed wallpapers.
Her career began studying architecture which
gave Karen an undying passion for buildings;
her second passion - printing - developed after
teaching herself to screen print when producing
and designing wallpaper on the Isle of Man.
Now specialising in Printmaking and Mixed Media
techniques, she enjoys sharing knowledge with
other emerging artists.