A beautiful coastline is our inspiring backdrop, our art holidays cater for all ability levels; from beginners who love immersing themselves in this creative pastime to more experienced artists hoping to shake up their style. Led by expert tutor Marilyn Allis
Whilst staying in a fantastic venue in a beautiful seafront hotel in Bournemouth. A unique holiday with a touch of luxury whilst learning lots of watercolour skills. In an amazing studio overlooking the sea. A delicious full English or continental buffet style breakfast daily, a superb 3 course evening meal. Special dietary needs catered for. Workshops are accompanied with Coffee and tea morning and afternoon. You can relax in the hotels bar. Wifi is free and so is parking. Inspirational coastline, multicoloured beach huts, pier, gardens, shopping and the Russell Cotes museum on the doorstep.
Sharon is predominantly a Fantasy watercolourist but enjoys mixed media, silk painting and making beaded jewellery too.
She says “As a child I dreamed of dragons and their hordes of gems. Now, as an adult, I paint the dragons and make the jewellery!”
It all started with a grandmother who had a wonderful imagination and wove incredible stories. As a teen in the 1970’s she was inspired by the stunning album art on vinyl records. Creating has always been a part of her life.
Today, Sharon is a popular TV artist and demonstrates Derwent, Frisk, Kuretake and SAA products on The Craft Store shopping channel. She has had her own TV special. She has featured in an episode of “Fraser and Friends” as well as numerous appearances in “A Splash of Paint”. She has illustrated the covers for several books and has 2 teaching DVDs. Sharon has a new book with Search Press, “How To Draw Unicorns”!
She travels the countryside visiting art groups to demonstrate her techniques. She judges art Exhibitions, opens public events, and runs workshops in her Hampshire home.
Overall winner of the SAA’s Artist of the year in 1999 was the beginning of Marilyn’s art career. She shortly afterwards had a painting accepted in the RI exhibition in the Mall Galleries. She appeared on Chanel 4’s Watercolour challenge, more recently appearing as the guest artist in Fraser & Friends, a splash of colour and SAA live workshops. She has written 3 books People are scary (really), Animals on the Loose & Painting Dorset in Watercolour. She regularly writes articles for the Paint magazine. Her extensive travels around the world teaching on cruise ships inspire her which she brings to her workshops & demonstrations. She is a loose impressionistic painter capturing light & movement in her work
Marilyn will take you through a few warm ups to get the feel of loose painting. Encouraging you to loosen up and be free.
You will go away with a whole wealth of experience and pampered stay in Bournemouth’s luxury Marsham Court Hotel.
The cost of this break is £599 ( No single supplement to pay)
BOOK BEFORE 30th November 2023 & receive a set of Marilyn Allis watercolour Brushes
Which includes all tuition demonstrations, 2 nights accommodation. Breakfast, Evening meal with 3 courses & coffees. Tea & Coffees mid morning & afternoon.
Click Here to view a generic plan of the painting break
Secure a place & your discount with a £200 deposit today. Payment in full is not due until 8 weeks before the holiday.
Cheques made payable to M Allis and sent to: The Studio, Lower Courtyard, Rogershill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7HJ BAC’s payment details Marilyn Allis account 293 330 68 sort code 30 99 12 if a BAC’s payment is made email me to tell me.
There is a £200 non refundable deposit per a person upon making your booking.
Sea View surcharge £50
Non-Painting partners welcome, at a cost of £299
Non Residential at £399
Upon receiving your deposit you will be emailed a booking form, please return ASAP as I can pass onto the Hotel any special requirements. Full payment must be made by the 30th March 2024.
Please make sure you have holiday insurance cover