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Seascape Painting Holidays with Ray Balkwill

Mullion Cove Hotel are delighted to host a programme of 5 night Cornwall Painting Breaks during 2015 organised by the accomplished and very well known Devon landscape and seascape artist – Ray Balkwill.

Dates Planned:

  • Sunday 23rd April 2017 for 5 nights. (Fully Booked)
  • Sunday 8th October 2017 for 5 nights

Please note non-painting partners, are also most welcome

Prices for all the courses:

Room Type Single Occupancy Two Painters sharing One Painter and One Non Painter
Premier £1075 £1685 £1585
Sea View £975 £1525 £1425
Partial Sea View £875 £1380 £1280
Standard £765 £1180 £1080

Price includes: Personal daily tuition of Ray Balkwill, evening presentations and discussions, welcome drinks reception, dinner bed and breakfast for 5 nights and VAT.

Price does not include: Transport to Painting Venues on the Lizard chosen by Ray Balkwill as subjects to paint en plein air. Guests are required to arrange their own transport in their own vehicles please, with car share on location a popular option.

Course Information

Set in a stunning position on the coast, Mullion Cove Hotel offers an excellent variety of nearby exciting painting locations in which you can make the most of Ray’s tuition. Your group will explore Mullion Cove Harbour, Cadgwith, Kynance Cove, Porthleven and the creeks around the Helford Estuary to try and capture the mood and spirit of each place within your work.

A strong advocate of painting en plein air, Ray’s practical painting courses will encourage you to sketch and paint on location as much as possible. Tuition is on a personal level during which you will learn to progress in your chosen medium. The course will also include demonstrations, talks and critiques.

Each course comprises five night’s dinner, bed and breakfast and four full days of painting. Courses start on the Sunday evening at 6.30pm with welcome drinks at reception after which you’ll depart post-breakfast on Friday. Please bring your own painting materials.

Further details about the course and equipment required will be sent out nearer to the course date. Non-painting partners are most welcome.

Please note – this course is not suitable for beginners.

More about your Seacsape Painting Holiday Tutor

Ray Balkwill, SWAc is a well-known West Country artist who paints marine subjects and landscapes in watercolours, pastels and oils. He is a popular teacher and has been running painting courses for over seventeen years. He is author of four books as well as being a regular contributor to ‘The Artist’ Magazine. In 2004 APV Films made a film about him entitled ‘Capturing Estuary Moods.’

He is a member of the St Ives Society of Artists and in 2006 he was elected an academician in the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. He is a strong advocate of painting en plein air and his main objective is to try and capture the mood and ‘spirit’ of a place.

Recommended Reading

Learn to Paint Series – ‘Coastal Landscapes’ by Ray Balkwill. Published by Harper Collins in spring 2006

‘Painting Landscapes with Atmosphere’ by Ray Balkwill. Published by David and Charles in autumn 2006

If you have any queries about the courses please feel free to telephone Ray on 01395 270278.

For further details about Ray visit