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Painting holiday in Croatia

1st to 8th June 2019

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Painting holiday in Spain –

30 September – 6th October 2018

please enquire at

nixonlea@yahoo.co.uk

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Painting holiday on the island of Korcula, Croatia.

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This one is from May 20 – 27,  2017

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Painting Holiday at the Watermill, Tuscany, Italy – 24th June – 1st July 2017

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http://watermill.net/painting-holidays/painting-holidays-tutor-lea-nixon17.php

Improving your art is no easy feat. The best teacher you can have is Mother Nature herself.

How many times have you seen a beautiful view, taken a photograph and then tried to paint it when you get back home. Have you been satisfied with your results? I have to admit that I find it very hard to  successfully recreate many photos as  paintings. It can be very disheartening to say the least.  But can you imagine  standing infront of the subject you’re about to paint living and breathing the scene so that you experience the  mood and feel the glowing light, absorbed by your emotions as you paint. How amazing is that?

Consider the painting holidays above  they will be  great adventures. Either Croatia’s amazing unspoilt places or the Tuscany hills and villages.

By the way, there’s an ‘early bird’ discount for the Watermill if you book before Christmas 2016.

Best wishes,

Lea Nixon

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Watercolour painting in North Devon, England.

16th to 22nd July 2017

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Improving your art is no easy feat. The best teacher you can have is Mother Nature herself.

How many times have you seen a beautiful view, taken a photograph and then tried to paint it when you get back home. Have you been satisfied with your results? I have to admit that I find it very hard to  successfully recreate many photos as  paintings. It can be very disheartening to say the least.  But can you imagine  standing infront of the subject you’re about to paint living and breathing the scene so that you experience the  mood and feel the glowing light, absorbed by your emotions as you paint. How amazing is that?

Consider the painting holiday above  (copy and paste the blue link) . It will be a great adventure painting the Tuscany hills, villages and streets.

By the way, there’s an ‘early bird’ discount if you book before Christmas 2015.

Best wishes,

Lea Nixon

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Royal Talensthe Artist Award, Patchings 2015

View from the Museum, Nice.

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Article November 2014

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This is an article found in the Aspire magazine-issue 367 22nd September 2014

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The painting below won the Daler Rowney Award in the Artists’ category at Patchings  2014.

It’s a painting outside  a bar in the little mountain village called Relleu near Benidorm.

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The two paintings you see here are interesting.  They are quite different in style yet both still capture a particular and special atmosphere.

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 PENDLEBURY LANE

If you take a walk along Pendlebury Lane starting at the top going down towards Wigan you’ll pass this scene.  Visibility, at the time of painting, was low,  the rains had fallen and the sun was breaking through. This painting turned out okay.  It was exhibited at the  Mall Galleries, London in the 2006 open exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.  It was bought by the Wigan Education Authority to celebrate the career of Janice Leach who was  remembered particularly as the headteacher of Mere Oaks School, Wigan.  

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STATION IN SUNLIGHT

On a drive into Liverpool I came across this scene. The low afternoon light on the station wall and bridge caught my eye.  Unfortunately,  I don’t exactly know where it is in Liverpool, but one day I am sure I will come across it again.  Time and again I will forget to write down the name of the place I have painted, much to my frustration,  and it’s only when I stumble on it again, often months later, when I will make a note of the place name. This painting was on show at the Mall Galleries,London, in the open exhibition 2007 of the New English Art Club.  It is now owned by a private collector.