Paint in the most beautiful areas of the world.
Combining travel, art, adventure and huge amounts of inspiration and fun, Art Safari leads plein air painting holidays to destinations worldwide. We have set departures that you can join us to paint and sketch in Africa, Asia, Europe as well as Antarctica and the Arctic.
We have more than 11 years experience in leading art tours to adventure destinations and we’ve organised more than 100 tours worldwide. Each year we offer new painting tours for you to choose from, often including our favourite places in India, Cambodia, Madagascar, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Morocco, Turkey and Italy. In 2014 we are pleased to be offering new itineraries in Japan and Bhutan.
Join Art Safari for colour, shape and action in the top wildlife, wilderness and city destinations.
Your travel sketchbooks will become visual diaries, full of the wonders of the world. Art Safari is for all those inspired to paint by travel and wildlife. Whether you are a beginner or you are already an experienced artist, Art Safari’s professional team of tutors and guides will encourage you to sit, look, sketch, observe, soak up the atmosphere and produce many sketches and paintings of your new environment. Our tutors include Mary-Anne Bartlett, James Willis, John Threlfall, and Karen Pearson.
Take in detail, observe, learn and collect memories in sketches and paintings.
Art Safari’s holidays are for creative explorers: artists, writers, photographers and non-painters. Whether travelling on your own or not, you are welcomed into a like-minded group. Be assured of inspiration, good food, comfort and style. Photographers and non-painting partners will experience new ways of seeing as well as enjoying all the benefits of relaxed wildlife viewing and personal safari guiding – brilliant for photography, bird watching and learning more about nature.
Art Safari also operates a separate tour company Close Encounters Africa for private tailor-made holidays: our team of specialists will introduce you to experts in nature worldwide as well as organise dreamy tours, honeymoons and specialist travel.
Start dreaming now!
Tell us when you can travel, where you would like to go most, what you want to see and who might enjoy it with you. We’re planning new destinations all the time, so feel free to ask about what’s coming up – or even to suggest new routes! Then email email@example.com or ring us on +44 1394 382235 to tell us! We’ll reserve your place and we’ll help to book your flights.
“I set up Art Safari so that artists could paint together in wonderful places, with experts leading groups and giving heaps of enthusiasm and knowledge. We’d be delighted if you’d join us on one of our expeditions. We look forward to hearing from you.” Mary-Anne Bartlett, Art Safari founder
Art Safari Tours 2014 - please contact us for further details
Norway Northern Lights 11th - 16th January 2014
Namibia Rainbows in the Dunes 13th – 27th February 2014
Bhutan Tigers, mountains & monasteries 8th – 25th March 2014
Swaziland Kingdom of the Rhino 21st April – 1st May 2014
Botswana Art under canvas 13th - 25th June 2014
Kenya First mix flamingo pink 20th- 31st August 2014
Italy Venice Regatta 3rd – 9th September 2014
Malawi Rivers Lakes and Mountains 9th – 22nd September 2014
Zambia Large Grey and unmistakable 29th September – 10th October 2014
Zambia Photography Safari 11h - 18th October 2014
Zambia Large Grey and unmistakable II 12th – 19th October 2014
Morocco Colours of the Bazaar 7th -14th November 2014
Japan Floating landscapes November 2014
Antarctic Life on the ice (South) 1st – 19th December 2014 (or January 2015 tbc)
|Norway||Namibia||Bhutan||Swaziland||UK Art Days||Kenya||Malawi||Zambia||Morocco||Antarctica tbc|
|Adventure Travel Show, London||Destinations Travel Show, London||Botswana||Art in Action||Zambia||Japan|
|Art Safari Reunion lunch||Indaba, South Africa||Patchings Arts Festival|
|We are pleased to be working with Sir John Soane’s Museum and James Willis. Book now for Soane in Sicily 2015.|
Please ring 01394 382235 for your booking form.
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