Painting With Passion!

With Phil Bowman from Lincoln

A new course for 2014 organised by 'Not Just A Painting Holiday'

Join me on an exciting adventure painting the dramatic landscape of Umbria and Tuscany.

Over the past ten years Ihave worked with students of all ages and abilities with the aim of getting the most of their chosen medium.

On this trip I will be encouraging artists to 'open up' and not just replicate a particular scene but search for that hidden drama.

From lightening sketches to more finished paintings we will bring back home a strong body of work and an everlasting snapshot of a fantastic holiday.

Back home I run a small gallery and studio where we put on an average of 30 exhibitions a year and it is my intention to curate a show of our efforts on our return.

This painting holiday is aimed at all abilities and good food and wine will be permitted at regular intervals. A unique opportunity and one not available through travel agents.

Ciao Phil!

Not Just A Painting Holiday

Hi! I'm Judi and my company, 'Not Just a Painting Holiday' organises Art, Culture and Cuisine Holidays in the beautiful Trasimeno area of Italy.

I fell in love with this region when my father brought me here over thirty years ago and now share a house in Castel Rigone with my husband Michael.

It is an exquisite area steeped in history and art, with amazing views, warm and friendly people, delicious food and wine and wonderful festas!

As the name of the company suggests, my holidays provide not just incredible tuition from highly acclaimed artists but also the opportunity to experience the 'real' Italy as I did so many years ago with my father, away from tourists in our quiet, medieval village.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy private wine tastings, cookery lessons and excursions. Wonderful walks, amazing sunsets. To dine in my favourite restaurants. To feel 'part' of the community.

I will do my utmost to ensure that your week with us is one that you will remember for ever and that you leave having re-kindled and developed your creativity and feeling as passionate about this magical region as I do!



The Location


Your location will be the hill-top village of Castel Rigone nestled in pine-woods and surrounded by rolling hills, Castel Rigone is an quiet, hill-top medieval village with winding stepped streets, quaint houses, original gates and towers dating back to its fortress days and incredible views over open countryside and Lago Trasimeno.

Your accommodation will be in the luxurious but small and friendly 4 star 'Relais La Fattoria' hotel with its open terrace ovelooking the hillside and lake. Breakfast and dinner are included in your package and will be taken in the hotel's 'Hermann's Forest Ristorante' renowned for its excellent service, delicious local specialities and tasteful decor.

During the afternoons you will be free to enjoy quiet walks, a drink, gelato, pizza or cake at our village bar or simply to relax by the pool or in one of the hotel's comfortable lounges.

Included in your holiday are two excursions and a wine and local produce tasting session!

Transfer will be from Perugia Airport.

Please refer to the website for prices and terms and conditions.





Views from Castel Rigone

Take a look at what you could be doing on your painting holiday!!

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Painting Holidays in Umbria and Tuscany