Art Safari aims to: –

  • inspire you to paint from nature and give you the artistic skills to be able to make fast impressions of moving animals.
  • provide you with a varied programme which will stimulate you, give you opportunity to discuss your work with fellow artists and to inspire you to continue painting nature in your own time.
  • give you a fun and relaxing holiday, learning new skills and experiencing the thrill and excitement of a safari.
  • introduce you to the art and culture of another country

Watch these short videos to meet Mary-Anne and look at one of her techniques:

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We welcome artists of all standards, as well as photographers and non-painting partners.

Our art safaris are tailor-made to suit the individual needs, artistic abilities and size of each group. As Art Safari groups are small, there is a lot of one-to-one tuition as well as exercises.  You have time to develop your personal style and technique in graphite, pastel and water-colour.

If you are travelling on your own, you are always part of a very social group and you will be looked after by your safari guide and your art tutor throughout the entire trip.  Travelling with like-minded people means you will doubtless enjoy their company as well as having time to yourself.

Non-painters welcome!!  If you want to bring a friend or partner who doesn’t paint, they are most welcome, especially if they are interested in nature (or can carry bags or pour gin and tonic).  Non-painters benefit from the attention of the safari guide for in depth animal or bird watching while others are painting.

To assist with your holiday preparations we will provide you with an Artist Equipment List as a guideline to assist with packing, which is also full of useful information specific to your tour.  Rest assured that we are always happy to answer any pre-trip questions you may have by telephone or email.

Private tours can also be arranged.

Occasionally Mary-Anne invites selected guest Art Tutors to lead some of her Art safari tours.  Upcoming artist tutors include artists Mark Boyd, Julia Cassels, Siân Dudley, Jackie Garner, Karen Pearson, John Threlfall and James Willis.

“I find painting wildlife, people and landscape in far-off places the most inspiring, colourful and life-enhancing activity we can do as artists,” explains Mary-Anne Bartlett, Art Safari founder.

In my art tuition on safari I aim to give you an opportunity to draw and paint in environments which enrich your appreciation of the natural world.  I want to encourage you to paint from nature and to give you the vision and artistic skills to be able to make fast impressions of moving wildlife.  During a safari we will provide you with a varied programme to stimulate you, give you opportunity to discuss your work with fellow artists and to inspire you to continue painting nature in your own time.”