Painting Holiday with James Tatum

The Landscape as Power and Emotion painting holiday in Central Italy

24th September – 1st October 2022

Using the medium of your choice: oils, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media


Course Details


James will demonstrate and show you how to collect the information you need to simplify the landscape with sketch book drawings, mixed media studies and finished work.  You can work in the medium of your choice, watercolour, pastels, oils, acrylics and mixed media.


About James


The tutor, James Tatum, is a professional artist based in Exeter, Devon, U.K.  He has many years of teaching experience and regularly conducts painting workshops in the U.K., Holland, France and Italy.  In March 2014, he was elected Academician, The South West Academy (SWAc).  In 2017, he was selected “Landscape Painter of the Year” by Devon Life.


He regularly exhibits with the South West Academy and is represented throughout the U.K. by several galleries from Kent to Cornwall as well as in the U.S.A., Holland and Switzerland.  His paintings are in private collections the U.K., Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.A.


His unique approach to teaching begins with learning how to see the landscape as a painting before starting to paint.  This method allows the student to make strong, exciting, expressionistic landscape paintings which are beyond mere facsimiles.


His workshops are suitable for all levels of experience and abilities and the focus on individual tuition.  He says, “there is only one way to paint, that is your way!”


He will help you find your way and make it more interesting and powerful.


His work can be see at:



Painting holiday prices start from €1,375 per person which includes the following:


  • All painting holiday tuition fees
  • 7 nights luxury en-suite accommodation – see our rooms here
  • Local transportation including group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or local pick up points*
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch and evening meals
  • Delicious local house wine with lunch and evening meal
  • 5 days painting tuition including 3 days’ excursions to stunning locations
  • 1 free day (lunch not included)
  • Unlimited use of lockable studio
  • Easels, boards and portable stools and chairs


*On the day of arrival we organise pick up times based on the groups arrival times either into Ancona airport or at the local train or coach stops.


We will do our very best to make sure nobody has to wait for too long but please be aware we will be picking up other members of the group whose arrival times may not necessary coincide perfectly with your own and we ask for your patience.


If you are arriving at a time that really doesn’t tie in with the group or arriving a day or so earlier we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up.   The cost of a taxi is in the region of €150.  If there is anybody else arriving doing the same we will arrange it so that you can share the transport costs.


Similarly for departure, for retreats the rooms are to be vacated by 10:00 on the morning of departure.  Departure time will be set based on the majority of the group.  Again we will do our very best to accommodate everyone.

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