I’ve had a great time combining a holiday with learning to paint. The variety of locations as well as the different eating experiences was excellent. Transport was always punctual and the picturesque journeys to the locations were an added bonus. The accomodation was very comfortable and central.Kate Joyce, July 2014.
I loved my holiday- it was so much more than i had expected.
Paul and Vicki were exemplary hosts who catered for our every need.
An excellent mix of venues, syles, work/free time. The tutor was very inspiring.
The Spanish banquet at Paul and Vicki’s home,Casa Maria was fantastic. Paul and Vicki looked after us all and we were made to feel like friends. The wine was fab too!!
I would come on a Paint Andaluci holiday again……it really exceeded all my expectations. It was my first time away alone and i was nervous but didn’t need to be at all.
Thankyou!!!Catriona, July 2014
” Painting at Casa Maria was one of the loveliest days i have had for a long time.”
Karen June 2015
” I came with high expectations -they were exceeded in every way”
Geoff June/ July 2015
” Torrox is a lovely venue,the hotel Al Andalus was very friendly,great breakfast and lovely staff. Klaus Hinkel was a great tutor. Thank you for your organisation and hospitality.
Bev and Jo June/July 2015
” I enjoyed the location,the people i met, the food and Klaus,the tutor.Victoria’s Farewell Banquet was the tops!! “
Diana June/July 2015.
‘ The best holiday of my life!’
Terri September 2015
‘ Thanks for everything, truly a great holiday!’
Jean September 2015
‘ The holiday was very well organised, the company was great. Dawn is a super tutor who is most helpful and most of all has made the tuition great fun.We had a great selection of meals too which i enjoyed very much.’
” The meals were wonderful all round with a special mention for Victoria’s fab food!
The hotel Al Andalus was delightful. It is clean and cosy and the owner is so helpful at all times. Definately a hotel to recommend.”
Fiona Mc. September 2015
” I have never laughed so much in a week! I enjoyed the fun and friendship as well as the excellent meals.”
Sona. October 2015.
“I had a wonderful holiday – fabulous people, delicious meals (yours especially), interesting/challenging/enjoyable/entertaining/tutoring! Ideal accommodation, Amazing locations”
Jo. June 2017.
” My room in the Hotel Al Andalus was super. The staff were lovely and friendly. The food we ate during the week was excellent.Robert Dutton gave great demos each day and made sure he talked with every guest during the day giving help and advice. I enjoyed being told the history of Torrox and Andalucia and being shown lots of points of interest during the trips to locations.”
Anne. June 2016.
“I enjoyed the locations,the other members of the group, the painting and the food. Many thanks for finding all those lovely painting locations. Robert, our tutor, had an inspiring way of pointing out the best pieces in our work-great for the confidence. I loved his style”
Jenny. June 2016
” All the meals were lovely, well cooked, fresh salad, presented and served well.The Hotel Al Andalus was very good and the staff were very helpful.I enjoyed the variety of locations and the stunning scenery. all the equipment provided,cold drinks, closeness to facilities and cafes made for a relaxing and very pleasant experience.
Robert was very helpful, inspiring and made each day a relaxed atmosphere.”
Tanya. June 2016
“The home cooking and being able to visit and eat in the mountain villa was a pleasure.Very pleased with each day trip and location,the transportation was very good”
“I enjoyed the beautiful locations,the excellent tuition and my accommodation in the hotel was clean,simple and comfortable”
Rosemary. October 2016.
” I enjoyed the wonderful locations we were taken to,the superb organisation and felt very relaxed.I achieved so much from the tuition.The food and menus were well chosen and delicious.Thank you so much for everything, you do it brilliantly! “
Clare. October 2016.
Loved it all! Especially the input and tutoring.
Vicki and Paul are brilliant, extremely helpful, friendly and very funny.
I would absolutely recommend Paint Andalucia to a friend and i will come back even though i have been 3 times before!!Annie Bogdanovich, July 2014
” Paul and Victoria are extremely helpful, they looked after us marvelously and our every need was dealt with completely. Every meal was excellent: choice of restaurants, variety, service and quality.
A & C March 2015.
” Paul and Victoria’s hospitality was superb. Their knowledge of the local Spanish history and culture was so interesting and informative.
Consideration was given to each member of the group. I particularly liked how they help the local restut¡rants and small businesses. Their love of Spain is so obvious and they were so happy to share it with the group.
June April 2015.
” Days out were brilliantly organised and the painting and drawing locations were wonderful.”
AC. March 2015.
‘ I enjoyed the location of Torrox and the relaxed atmosphere of the holiday. We had a good group of guests and Dawn was a good tutor.’
Pam June 2015
” The organisation was fantastic and i had a great trip.We came as a group of 5 friends and we take a painting holiday every year.Paint Andalucia has been by far the best ever. Klaus Hinkel was an excellent tutor and the locations were wonderful”
Karen June/July 2015.
“It was a very enjoyable holiday and i will recommend you to friends.The personal welcome that you offer is special and it makes an ambiance of security which is nice when you are on holiday in a new place.The organisation and structure of the day is very welcome -you just have to turn up and paint, eat or socialize without any of the effort needed in daily life.Just being able to paint all day and chat here and there has been very relaxing and enjoyable.Klaus Hinkels enthusiasm for the way watercolours allow free flowing painting taught me much more about their potential.
Thank you very much for a lovely time and all your hard work.
Gill June/July 2015.
‘ Thanks for a wonderful time’
Brian September 2015
‘ Such a wonderful time! ‘
Helen September 2015
‘ Dawn Oliver is an excellent teacher’
Brian September 2015
‘ I enjoyed the accommodation in the hotel Al Andalus and Astrid, the owner was lovely. The rooms are airy and have air conditioning. I loved the others in the group, our hosts Paul and Victoria, and our tutor Dawn was a star! I am a total beginner and was astounded at what i achieved after only a few days of expert tuition.
I have had lots of fabulous adventure holidays in the past but this has been the best holiday ever!’
“The holiday was a lovely experience all round, and it has certainly helped me to overcome my fear of the white page. When you are seated in front of a view, you have no choice but to paint. Furthermore, it was nice painting outside, rather than confined to a studio. Some potential painters will fear this. I feared it. But a large dose of daily “en plein air” painting has cured me. I also appreciated Gerda’s support as she offered help when I needed it, and provided some useful demonstrations to get us started or thinking about our subject. The tutor’s job is not easy – they have to deal with a range of abilities and attitudes. Some welcome support like me, and others just want the occasional pointer. All in all, for me, the holiday absolutely delivered what I wanted to achieve painting wise.
But the holiday was so much more than a painting break. Torrox Pueblo, the days out, and the food, all helped to make a nice holiday into a great one. I enjoyed the “ Spanishness” of our stay, and your emphasis on Spanish food via the restaurants and your lovely cooking. It was such a treat and we were very lucky to be part of a very friendly and funny group of ladies – we hit the jackpot there!
I had a really good time, and would definitely recommend you to a friend and consider returning again. You are a lovely couple, work well together, and are clearly committed to giving your customers a holiday to remember.
Thank you again for such a special time.
“Today we are definitely suffering withdrawal symptoms from a fantastic week in Andalucia. We really enjoyed the activities very much, and met some wonderful, interesting and entertaining people. We haven’t laughed so much in a long time, and we hope that we can continue some of the friendships formed. Klaus has given me the confidence to take up water colour, and more importantly, to feel that it is okay to be ‘loose and free’ and have a style that perhaps not everyone likes, but comes from the heart. Thank you for your marvellous organisation of everything. You two make a great team, and this was something that was echoed by everyone. Always a friendly warm smile, nothing too much trouble, and a feeling that we have known you forever. You made your beautiful home so welcoming and open to us, and to share that is a very special quality. The meal you provided on the final evening was superb, and the ambience very special.”
Jane. June 2017
“Super well researched locations,Great variety of restaurants.I was really impressed by Robert Dutton. I knew his style from his articles in The Artist magazine.I loved how he built his paintings up and was very enthusiastic about his craft.
You run a great operation and have super organisation,planning,consideration,skill and humour”
Meg. June 2016
“The Hotel Al Andalus was clean and air conditioned. It was very centrally located.I very much enjoyed painting and eating outdoors.The organisation was excellent and it was very easy to relax. Robert, our tutor, was talented, friendly and inspiring. The single supplement was a big draw….thank you! “
“All our food was delicious and made using good quality ingredients. The organisation and support was excellent. We painted at brilliant and well chosen locations. The equipment provided was excellent.
My expectations regarding the tutor, Robert, were exceeded.He really made us feel like we could do it!He is extremely professional too.
Thank you for a lovely holiday. I will recommend it to my friends as a well run, enjoyable experience.”
Joy. June 2016
“The visits to the painting location were exceptional and the organisation and timing were first class.The group was superb,lots of fun and we very much enjoyed the painting and tuition”
Alan and Janet.
” My holiday was well organised and i saw a different perspective and had a great experience every day.The hotel was typically Spanish with friendly and helpful staff.”
Louvaine. September 2016
“Excellent tuition and superb locations. Friendly staff and efficient transfers to locations. The food was excellent”
Anne. October 2016
” It was a fun and relaxed holiday. Torrox is very pretty and the holiday was well organised “
Joanna. October 2016.