We had a few days of pure painting pleasure in the Lake District in June 2015.
"It was lovely to go on the painting holiday. I loved the scenery around there and it gave me a taster of the beauty and a small idea about how to begin to tackle it. I especially liked the idea of doing lots of little sketches as this will give me the ability to note details more. It helped me to think about where I want to go from here. Andy is a great inspiration and teacher. I loved the people too and will stay friends with them. Staying at Robinsbrook was the icing on the cake..what a lovely place." Rosie
"I am a complete beginner and signed up for Andy’s painting holiday in the Lake District. Andy has gently introduced me to the joys of sketching and watercolours. We all had a marvellous week at Robinsbrook under Andy’s tuition - which was patient, instructive and fun. Several of the participants were experienced painters and we separately valued his input at all levels. I have now signed up for his on-line Drawing, and Complete Watercolour courses.” John
"There is nothing like being in a beautiful place, with time to sketch and paint outdoors. Really looking at the scene, choosing the aspect for your drawing, then painting back at base, due to the weather, was very helpful. Having an inspiring teacher with you is the icing on the cake. Useful insights, advice and demonstrations during the day and early evening. A show and tell to learn from my talented fellow "artists", I leaned so much and improved greatly. Thanks Andy.
I must say the choice of accommodation was also fantastic, Robinsbrook, home from home, wonderful hosts in Chris and Gail, with superb food. What a week!" Suzie
We have just returned from a wonderful Painting Holiday in The Lake District with Andy Walker and his wife Donna.
Right from the moment when we arrived at the Robinsbrook Guest House, we were warmly welcomed and introduced to the other people in the group. Andy had a carefully planned program for us to paint a range of subjects in the beautiful Lake District. We found Andy's demonstrations and teaching support invaluable and most helpful, enabling us both to learn new techniques and make progress in the medium of watercolour. Steve & Jennie
Where was it?
The Robinsbrook Country Guest House is situated near Cockermouth and Keswick in the beautiful Lake District of Britain. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, pastures and woodlands it makes the ideal retreat for a few days painting.