NEW FOR 2015


This year we have introduced PHOTOGRAPHY holidays which we think will be popular, particularly with partners who accompany students on the Painting Holidays.

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Paints against light
Alhambra Palace
Welcome to our 2015 web site. Here you will find full details of our painting holidays in Andalucia, southern Spain, and all the information you will need to be able to book a painting holiday with us here in Capileira among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

We list various types of accommodation, with our three star hotels offering Bed & Breakfast, full or half-board, or perhaps you would prefer a self-catering option, either in the village or in a rural setting, of which there are several to choose from. Please enquire for details.

Capileira has more than a dozen various bars and restaurants, ranging from an excellent Michelin-starred restaurant, to a mainly vegetarian establishment once frequented by Gerald Brennan, and an equally excellent pizzeria which serves wild boar and other exciting dishes as well as pizzas! There is an abundance of choice, and many of our clients enjoy browsing the options. For those who prefer to self-cater, we have three small supermarkets, two bakeries, and regular deliveries of fresh fish, fruit and vegetables.

If you are a member of a painting group or art club or have close friends, you may be interested to know that we can offer a 10% discount for advance group bookings of four or more people. We may also be able to reschedule dates for group bookings in order for you to be able to take advantage of cheaper mid-week flights. Please enquire for details. We also offer a 10% discount for partners who do not wish to paint, and we can arrange alternative activities if required. These include guided walking, mountain biking, horse riding, flamenco dancing, photography and more, both in Capileira and in the adjacent village of Bubion.

Tuition can be tailored to the needs of the absolute beginner who needs help with basic drawing and painting skills, and for beginning students we offer a structured sequence of lessons which can be built upon at home using follow up material provided for this purpose. For the intermediate painter there is advice on developing existing techniques, and acquiring new ones. You will be supported in exploring new ways of working, perhaps even tackling a new medium for the first time. For the advanced artist there is the opportunity to discover new motifs and a topography that is quite unique in it’s magnificence. We know all the best vantage points and the best times to see them. We never take more than a maximum of six clients at any one time to ensure plenty of one to one attention.

We are able to be flexible because we are a very small husband and wife team who have lived and worked as year round residents of the Alpujarras since 2003, so we know the Granada area and it’s facilities very well indeed. We use local traders and service providers, and pride ourselves on our excellent business support network. We know what is available and who to call on for the best service, and we pass these benefits directly to our clients. We can also organise transport for trips to Granada, and book tickets for you to visit the Alhambra. If you wish, we could also help you to book or can advise about, the next stage of your travel itinerary here in Spain. If you need any information regarding your itinerary or the area, email us and we will reply by return. You could even supply your telephone number and we will call you if you wish.

The last two or three years have been a period of great uncertainty for very many people, and the unusually low levels of tourism in recent times have reflected this. Happily there is now a renewed spirit of optimism, and a sense of determination that inspires confidence in a brighter future, so take the plunge, take a break, book a holiday with us. We guarantee to do our very best to ensure you wont be disappointed.

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You can watch Maggy's on-line video on some painting tips by pressing HERE