Art Safari painting holidays in Scilly – a creative adventure in the UK




Paddling & painting


16 – 21 June 2018

with Claudia Myatt

Uplifting, creative days exploring peaceful islands of Scilly with a sketchbook. 

If you haven’t been to the Scilly Isles before you are in for a real treat.  Paddle in clear azure water and go barefoot along white sandy beaches, free your mind in this unspoiled natural environment and engage deeply with your surroundings.


Located 28 miles from the Cornish Coast the Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of 5 inhabited Islands and around 140 rocky islets.  Tutor Claudia knows and loves the Scilly Isles, having sailed and painted there many times.  Our base for this Art Safari is The Karma St Martin’s Hotel with panoramic views of Teal Sound.  Our rooms have ocean views and we are a stone’s throw from the beach, perfect for a pre-breakfast leg stretch and a bit of beachcombing if you’re an early riser!

Island days with Claudia will settle into the rhythm of the ebb and flow of the tide.  With watercolours, pens and pencils we take excursions by boat to neighbouring islands and rocky islets, sketching the stunning scenery and wildlife, gathering information for paintings.  Returning to our hotel to relax, watch the sunset with a sundowner, to look at our sketches and ideas and savour delicious food.

Vast skies, crytsal clear blue water and colourful sub-tropical gardens will challenge colour mixing skills, Claudia will offer demonstrations and guidance, tackling waves and watery reflections.

On St Martin’s we will visit the vineyard and winery for sketching and wine tasting, and check-out some local art artwork at North Farm Gallery.

Some of Claudia Myatt’s Scilly sketches from a sailing trip June 2017

This holiday will involve walking, getting on and off boats, negotiating steep stone steps on quaysides and the occasional paddle if we land on beaches.

The journey to the Isles of Scilly from the UK is very straightforward with some beautiful scenery.  You can fly from Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End, or take the ferry ‘Scillonian III’ from Penzance.


For more information please call +44 (0)1394 382235

Tour cost:         £1287 per person sharing a cottage, excluding flights

Single supplement:    £350

Our prices include: – All transfers from St Mary’s, accommodation, meals, excursions as detailed on the itinerary, art tuition and hosting

Our prices exclude:– Transport to the Isles of Scilly, drinks, art materials and personal expenses

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. 

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  Email: – info@artsafari.co.uk