Christopher Cole – Watercolours & Acrylics  04 – 13 April, 2022

We are thrilled to have Christopher Cole returning for his second painting holiday with us in 2020. Check out the video below showing a Plein air demonstration at Castelnaud-la-Chapelle:


Christopher Cole has built his reputation as an artist over the last 45 years working from close observation and by immersing himself totally in his subject. He loves a challenge, whether as a portraitist, painting dancers or capturing an atmospheric landscape. On his painting holidays you can expect to be fully immersed in all the beautiful local landscapes, villages, street scenes and their characters. He will carefully guide you, teach you and inspire you to bring out the very best in your work: not as a clone of his but as your own artist, confident and individual.

Christopher has taught at schools and colleges over 30 years and has led numerous art expeditions on location both at home and abroad. Proficient in all drawing and painting media he will happily instruct artists at all levels. Expect a holiday filled with plenty of fun, plenty of colour, a lot of completely useless but fascinating insights, assistance as required and not a little expert knowledge. Trips to local sights will be followed up with studio sessions to maximise the benefits of developing sketches whilst they are fresh in your memory. His simple and methodical approach will enable you to develop all your creative skills.


If you’re interested in this painting holiday, please fill out the form below and you will see more information on the next page.


Char, 3'x3' The Visitor


Partners are welcome and are free to explore the various painting locations at their leisure. Local tips can be provided.  Note that whilst at our accommodation property, activities include walks, communing with nature or the garden, swimming, relaxing or reading. The nearest town is 5 minutes by car.

*A non-refundable deposit of 1000€ Is required (unless cancelled by Perigord Retreats). Travel insurance is therefore recommended.

**IMPORTANT:  Please wait until the painting holiday is confirmed before booking any flights.

Take a look at some of the excursion locations by clicking here.

pastel, Not Alone, 30x40cm
pastel, Little Chapel, Greece, 23x30cm

Contact us for more information about this retreat