Art Safari painting holidays and creative adventures in Slovenia


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Alpine Meadows & Bears


15 – 21 June 2019


with Karen Pearson

Art Safari return to Slovenia in 2019 with artist tutor Karen Pearson for Alpine landscapes and fascinating wildlife, and the thrill and privilege of observing and sketching European Brown bears in their natural habitat.  

The southern Alps present a pristine environment for plein-air painting: -pretty villages, high meadows full of flowers, forests and gentle mountains.  You could come on this trip to breathe life into your watercolours, spending time on landscapes and flora, or you could work on the exciting wildlife opportunities.  Karen will take you to some stunning locations to sketch and paint this dramatic landscape.  The brilliant blue Soča River tumbles over rocks and cascades through gorges, the colour of the water really is dazzling.  

The joining point is Ljubljana Airport where our local guide will greet us.  We spend our first night at beautiful Lake Bled.  Near Bovec, we spend three nights surrounded by the high peaks of the Julian Alps.  Further south, we find peaceful places with few visitors to set up our easels and sketchbooks.  It’s very wild.  It’s a tiny paradise.

Our Slovenian wildlife guide will ensure we have the best opportunities to observe and sketch wild European Brown Bears safely from observatories nestling into the woodland. Karen will spend some time during the day preparing and planning for quietly sketching these curious bears as they forage for their supper.

If you love bears but do not wish to sketch and paint them, this tour is still suitable for you.  It’s also suitable for non-painters, walkers and photographers, please call us for more details.  

The food in Slovenia is delicious with seasonal fresh produce, local cheeses, smoked hams, honey tasting of meadow flowers and smooth fruity ice-cream.  With three wine growing regions and passionate producers there are some excellent wines awaiting discovery. 

We hope be able to drive very close to most of our painting sites.  Underfoot the terrain will be uneven in places and the highest altitude we will reach on this tour is Mount Mangart at approximately 2300 meters.

We’ve worked it so that there are short journey times between our different spots, so that you can have the best of every day painting.

  • 1  night at Lake Bled
  • 3 nights at Log pod Mangartom in the stunning Bovec Region
  • 2 nights in Loški Potok

Tour cost from:         £1950 per person sharing a twin room  

Single room supplement:         £220 per person

Our prices include: – Shared en suite accommodation, meals, group airport transfers and internal transport, art tuition and guiding, sessions in the bear hides, entrances to national parks and reserves, excursions as detailed on itinerary.

Our prices exclude:– Flights, optional activities, art materials, personal expenses, (visas if required).

Why not add some extra days in Ljubljana the green capital of Slovenia – ask us for details.

Further information about what art materials and clothing to take with you will be provided. 

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