We’ll be staying in an exquisite 17th century Grade 2 listed farmhouse on the western edge of Exmoor in North Devon, England.  The farmhouse provides excellent accommodation, superb home cooked food and a relaxing atmosphere on a beautiful 14 acre site.
Just last weekend I visited Shorland Old Farm as I wanted to explore the area and finalise my painting spots and I am now very excited about it all.  Stretching from Exmoor to Lynmouth there are so many outstanding views for us to paint and if you like my style then I’ll do my upmost to help you with yours.
The arrival time is 4pm on Sunday 16th July and we leave the following Saturday, 22nd July, after breakfast. So there is a whole 5 days tuition with me, learning how to capture the beauty of the surrounding countryside and villages in wonderful watercolour.   So if you haven’t painted ‘pleinair’ before and have always wanted to, then this is a good place to start. 
This is mainly a pleinair holiday course, but there is also a spacious, fully equipped studio for sessions during the week inbetween our pleinair visits out. 
For 6 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal and 5 days of watercolour painting the prices are:
     £770 for your own room.
     £690 if you share.
     £380 if you come as a non painting partner.
All rooms have ensuite apart from one, which shares a bathroom.  Some of the accommodation is accessed by a staircase so if you have limited mobility then ask for the ground floor rooms. 
The day begins with breakfast which includes cereals, fruits, juice, yoghurt, tea or coffee, toast and preserves, and a full cooked option of eggs bacon sausage etc. At the end of a busy day’s painting we enjoy a three course meal together after which we can relax in the comfortable shared lounge to enjoy a pleasant evening discussing the days experiences.

If you are interested in this painting holiday please write to me at nixonlea@yahoo.co.uk or phone: 07923 369 018
I can send you by email a complete information sheet plus booking terms and conditions. On there is a list of recommended materials and everything you need to know. If you have any other questions please email or phone.