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.
NEW ART ESCAPE BREAKS FOR 2016
Art Escapes with Davy Brown
Friday 8th April 2016 – 2 nights / 3 days £298
Wednesday 27th April 2016 – 2 nights / 3 Days £298
Come along and join local Artist Davy Brown for a 2 night / 3 day all inclusive painting break.
The break includes 2 nights Dinner, bed and breakfast plus tuition, lectures, location visits, a soup and sandwich lunch both days and tea and coffee breaks.
Meet like minded people and enjoy brushing up on your skills whether it’s acrylic, watercolours or oils.
Please phone now to reserve your room.
Prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room, single occupancy rates are £350pp.
Davy Brown http://davybrown.com/artescapes/