Art Holiday Accommodation in SW France Details

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Here’s my latest portrait: David Bowie. Another of my portraits of androgynous males. I’ve always been passionate about portraits, but now that Lynne refuses to sit for me (I quote: “It’s boring, a thorough waste of time, and you always make me look like a fucking monkey”) I’ve had to cast a wider net. 
Fair go, I suppose, I’ve had the services of a free model for almost fifty years. Plus she’s done everything else and I’ve…er...well, I’ve painted, I suppose.
So now it’s the internet and photos of people with interesting faces. Like these three: Bowie, Nureyev & Beckham. 

Friday, 17 March 2017


This is a painting of the Mill I did for an American couple last year.
     It's where you'll stay if you come on a small group tour to Gascony. A beautifully restored medieval building with 6 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. We host several groups of 6 to 12 people who come to walk on the St Jacques Route in France, or to brush up on their French, or to learn a few of the secrets of French cooking, or to paint and draw with Ray, or to simply explore the secrets of this beautiful region of France. One of the main benefits of travelling with a few friends or like minded people is that the cost per person is remarkably attractive.
     Here are some links with more information on small group holidays.
     French Lessons in France

     Learn to Paint and Draw

     Walk on the St Jacques Route in France