Join us here in the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright, known nationally as “The Artists Town”.
The story of its artists’ colony is full of examples of artists arriving on a summer painting visit and staying on for the rest of their lives.
The reasons why Kirkcudbright attracted so many painters and became an artists’ colony are not difficult to discern. It was, and remains, perhaps the most attractive small town in Scotland with impressive architecture. There is the High Street with its ancient Tollbooth and the 18th century town houses enlivened by their variously and sometimes eccentrically painted frontages, the myriad colours giving the street an exotic, almost continental, atmosphere. Between the houses are cobbled, crooked wynds, many of which contain artist’s and craftsmen’s studios. McLellan’s Castle an imposing sixteenth century ruin in the middle of the town, dominates the skyline. When E.A.Taylor asked Hornel why he thought Kirkcudbright was so popular with artists he said, “Well, it’s a fine old town and not too big, but big enough to keep you from vegetating.
We have created a series of breaks in conjunction with local artist and historian Jeremy Carlisle.
5 day Painting holiday – arriving 30th June or 22nd September – includes 2 dinners, 5 nights BB and all tutoring – click here for more details
The Glasgow Girls and Glasgow boys – 2 day break – all inclusive 22/23 November £209 – click here for more details
For more information about your course Tutor please visit Jeremy’s website http://www.jeremycarlisle.co.uk