Art Safari creative adventures in Sri Lanka


Resplendent Isle


19 February – 6 March 2019

with Karen Pearson

We are heading back to Sri Lanka in 2019 with artist tutor Karen Pearson, Sri Lanka offer us tantalising culture and colourful history, diverse landscapes, exciting wildlife and friendly people.
On this Art Safari painting holiday we voyage by boat from palm fringed beaches, through mangroves, remote villages and vast lagoons, we meander through mountainous landscape, cloud forests with cascading waterfalls and lush tea fields.


Sri Lankan people are renowned for being welcoming to travellers, it is a gentler place for visitors to navigate than some other parts of Asia.

Your tutor Karen will work with our knowledgeable local guide to make the most of every moment in Sri Lanka.

Karen will tutor you as you sketch and paint Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, temples and Buddhist Shrines, monasteries, Rock Fortresses, glorious gardens of scented roses, delicate orchids and medicinal plants. 

Leopard in YalaIn the jungle scrub of Yala National Park, the mammal population includes Leopard, Asian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Buffalo, Wild Boar and Grey Langur.  We take early morning and late evening game drives with our sketchbooks and cameras. 

This is a time to be ready for quick sketching and keen observation of wildlife, aided by our naturalist guides – exhilarating, frustrating and fun!

Ulrich Sri Lanak YalaMix and explore your colour palette to find the iridescent colours for Blue-tailed Bee-eaters and explore the extraordinary sweeping shapes of Malabar-pied Hornbills.

Throughout our time in Sri Lanka we stay in beautiful lodges and hotels where we can kick-back and relax in style. 

Lari pole fisherman sri lanka 2016Sri Lankan cuisine is tantalising for the taste buds on this island of fragrant herbs and spices, try mouth-watering Sri Lankan curries, local seafood and King Coconuts.  Snack on Sri Lankan Hoppers, delicious bowl shaped pancakes made with coconut milk and rice flour and filled with eggs or vegetables of sweet treats.

As the sun sets at the end of our adventure we will capture in our sketchbooks the birdlike figures of stilt fishermen at work in Ahangama.


Tour cost per person sharing from:    £3733

Single Supplement if required from: £1597

Flights to Sri Lanka cost from: £560

We can also offer advice on your personal travel insurance.

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

Contact us now to reserve your place

Make your booking now on +44 (0)1394 382235

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