Art Safari creative adventures out of Africa to Spain


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Painting over lemons

14 to 20 May 2016

with artist tutor Siân Dudley

Las Chimeneas Terrasse2

This is a brand new residential Art Safari in Spain, based in the small mountainside village of Mairena in the Alpujarra region, surrounded by rugged mountains and pretty villages.  A wonderful place to savour spectacular sunsets, with views reaching all the way to the distant Mediterranean coastline.

Church near Las ChimeneasSian will encourage you to go wild with colour, mix rich and earthy terracotta, paint piercing blue skies, emerald green leaves and sharp acidic lemons.  In village gardens trees are heavily laden with bright succulent oranges, flowers spill out from pots on windowsills and long blue shadows play on white washed buildings. 

The structure of the landscape is astonishing, almond orchards are flanked by drystone walls, shy ibex graze and leap over precarious rocky outcrops and eagles patrol the skies above. This is a peaceful haven for nature lovers with a rich diversity of plants, flowers, birds and butterflies.  In May the bee eaters return to the Alpujarra, weaving bright flashes of colour into the silver grey tones of rock and bark.La chimeneas

This area of countryside has become familiar to many people through Chris Stewart’s ‘Driving over lemons’ and the writing of Gerald Brennan in his book ‘South from Granada’. 

There will be optional walks available, your art kit will be transported for you.

Our en suite accommodation at Las Chimeneas is traditional with blue painted shutters, white washed walls and crafted Spanish furniture. Our hosts David and Emma are looking forward to having artists in residence and will be on-hand with local knowledge and entertaining anecdotes about life in Mairena.

The joining point for the group minibus transfer is Malaga airport.

This promises to be a fun and relaxing holiday, with plenty of artwork and time for exploration.

Sunset in AlpajurraTour cost per person sharing: from £1078 per person 

For a room of your own the single supplement is £330

Our prices include: Airport transfers from/to Malaga (to meet group flight times), accommodation and meals as detailed on itinerary, excursions, art tuition and guiding

Our prices exclude: – Airfares from your home country, optional activities, art materials, visa (if required) drinks, gratuities & personal expenses

We are happy to arrange your flights for you, please call us for a quote.  

Further information about what art materials and clothing to take with you, medical and insurance requirements etc will be given to you later.  Please feel free to discuss your own private safari, with dates to suit you and with an itinerary to suit you.

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