Painting Holiday with Sheree Jones

Painting Holiday in the Heart of Le Marche, Italy

26th August – 2nd September 2023 – more than 4 places available


Are you a beginner painter looking for some inspiration in a relaxed environment?


Are you an avid painter looking to take your work to the next level?


Then this fun and informative workshop is for you!


You will have total immersion at this exclusive artist’s retreat complete with a swimming pool and an art studio, in an unspoiled region of the Italian countryside.


Join professional artist and keen landscape painter Sheree Jones as she shares her passion for painting “from life” both in the studio and outdoors “en plein air”.


Sheree will share her extensive knowledge with informative demonstrations, printed handouts and lively discussions. Her energetic and fun loving spirit will inspire you to enjoy your days creating and experimenting in a relaxed and supportive environment.


This workshop is designed for beginners with some experience and all other levels of oil and acrylic painters. There will be plenty of one on one instruction with time for positive and encouraging conversation.


In this workshop:


Sheree will share her tips and techniques on:


Working with a limited palette

How to keep it simple …and mix the colours you want

How to edit a scene and create a solid composition

The importance of a thumbnail and value sketch

How to keep your sense of humour in the field “en plein air”


About Sheree

Sheree Jones is an artist and oil painter from North Vancouver, BC, Canada.   She has been passionate about her art since “the age of crayons”. An active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Oil Painters of America & Plein Air BC, her work can be found in numerous collections around the globe.


She leads workshops in her personal teaching studio & on plein air adventures both throughout BC and internationally.


As a respected teacher and mentor, Sheree’s enthusiastic energy brings inspiration to all those who come to work with her.


Sheree says “My creative journey has taken me down many paths. I am a keen outdoor ‘plein air’ painter, preferring to capture my subjects directly from life. I carry my painting gear wherever I travel, from Mexico to Costa Rica to Spain and Italy and France. Painting from life be it the landscape, a still life set up in the studio or the human figure is an essential part of my art practice. I find painting en plein air to be the most rewarding.”


Teaching Philosophy:


“I believe in sharing my love and knowledge of painting in a relaxed and encouraging environment. I take great pleasure in guiding students through their own creative process, encouraging them to listen to their own voice.”


Artist Statement:


“My love of colour, of texture in fabrics, of shifting light in the landscape gives me the inspiration to put paint to canvas. Drawing from these elements, creating line, shape and form with strong design is what brings me to my easel each and every day.”


Find our more about Sheree here:



Painting holiday prices start from €1,799 per person which includes the following:


  • All painting holiday tuition fees
  • 7 nights luxury en-suite accommodation – see our rooms here
  • Group airport 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
  • 4 days painting tuition including 2 days’ excursions to stunning locations
  • transport to painting locations
  • Unlimited use of lockable studio
  • Easels, boards and portable stools and chairs
  • 2 free days


*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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