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Linda H Matthews Art

Norfolk Painting Holidays at Hall Farm Cottages


Norfolk Painting Holidays in the Northern Broads
at Hall Farm Cottages


Escape and be Inspired painting from Monday to Friday in the beautiful, peaceful Broads National Park. Staying on a bed and breakfast basis at Hall Farm Cottages with views across the water garden to the River Ant, nearby St Benet’s abbey and the River Bure,

21-25 May 2018 - Watercolours in the Broads

Each day will bring a different inspiration, including painting St Benet’s Abbey, the mills at Thurne, the sea and dunes at Winterton on Sea and the old buildings and boats at Stalham Staithe.

1-5 October 2018 -Walking and Sketching

For those who enjoy walking and wish to record their impressions of the landscape, using the skill of the quick sketch. Designed to develop skills on location, increasing your confidence, enjoyment and absorption of enough detail to develop future projects.

Hall Farm Cottages are situated in the beautiful Norfolk Broads by the River Ant, the terrain is reasonably flat, with easy walking, though often damp under foot. The intention is to walk approximately 6 leisurely miles each day, stopping at intervals to sketch and discuss the inspirations of the scenes around us.

Each day includes demonstrations, tuition and critiques with Linda,
prior painting or drawing ability is not required, just an enthusiasm to explore different approaches to plein air painting / sketching. 

About the Tutor:

Small groups and her methods of teaching mean Linda can engage mixed ability groups. She will encourage you to be inspired by your chosen subject, not to copy it.
If you are an experienced painter who wishes to spend a few days with like minded people painting you are very welcome

Working as a full time artist and tutor for over 18 years Linda is inspired by everything around her, she prefers the freedom of painting from life, en plein air in the countryside, at home & abroad. Linda is founder of the UK’s first 4 day Plein Air Painting Festival “A Brush with the Broads”!
Her philosophy is "Wherever you look there is inspiration”. Her work is in private & corporate collections worldwide, and has been selected for exhibition at the Designer & Artists Copyright Society.
A qualified tutor, Linda has written for Leisure Painter & led courses for Artist & Illustrator Magazine and is a Professional Associate of the Society of all Artist’s. As well as her own workshops & holidays Linda is an associate tutor for the Field Studies Council at Flatford Mill & Epping Forest works with Shades of France. She has appeared in local & national press as well as on Radio & Television.

Maximum 8 painting places available in total
Start & Finish Times:
Monday meet at Hall Farm for 12 noon lunch (provided), afternoon walk
Tuesday - Friday  10am - 4pm
(check out of accommodation Friday morning, but have full day painting)
Full Fees:
Painter : £780.00  non residential £580.00 (includes evening meal)
Non painting Partner: £385.00 sharing non painters room
What’s included in the Fee?
♦ Bed & Breakfast accommodation - 4 continental Breakfasts;

♦ Up to 6 hours tuition each day

♦ Transport to painting locations - so you can arrive car free
NB if non painters wish to use transport they need to pay the painters fee

♦ Pre booked evening meal x 4 at local hostelry
♦ Lunch on first day

What’s not included in the Fee?
♦ Travel to Norfolk
 ♦ Painting Materials
 ♦ Lunch
 ♦ Drinks with evening meal
What to Bring? Suggested Materials list will be sent on booking

Booking Procedure:
Book online here

or email to check availability, you will then be asked to complete a booking form and pay a deposit or the full fee.

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