“I really enjoyed all the wonderful painting locations we visited and i really loved being part of a fun group of like minded people. Staying at Hotel la Casa was worth the upgrade. It’s a beautiful little hotel. Sincere thanks to our hosts Paul and Victoria for the delicious dinners!”

Cheryl. June 2019.

“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 locations and the tutor, Klaus Hinkel, 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 Andalucia 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.”

Anne. June 2019.

It was a wonderful holiday!! You can tell that a lot of care, thought and effort has gone into the planning as it shows!- i felt so welcome and well cared for.
There were a good variety of locations for the painting( top of my list were the cliffs and beach).
Before i arrived i wasn’t keen on the idea of a free day but i now think that it works very well.
It was nice to have two tutors with very different styles- both friendly and approachable.
I will be back and may even try Photography and Walking Holidays as well.
Leslie, September 2014

” Dear Victoria and Paul, 
Just to say a big thank you for all your attention over our painting holiday last week. 
We both enjoyed the painting experience very much – really feel we can go out and can try it. 
The meals were great , we really appreciated the local fayre choices. 
Many thanks to you both and hope to see you again. 
Best wishes,
 
Christine and Andy. “
March 2015

” 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

” 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.’

Jenny.

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.

“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

“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”

Barbara.

Sept. 2016

 

“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.

“The tuition is received on my holiday was excellent. Dawn was extremely helpful as i had not painted in water colour before. It was great to learn a new media”

Barbara. May 2017.

“Klaus Hinkel is an excellent tutor. He is so patient, explains everything very carefully and teaches in a fun way which is easily understood.I have learnt so much on my holiday”

Carole. June 2017.

“The holiday with Dawn Oliver as guest artist far exceeded my expectations.I was looking for an art holiday but with a very Spanish feel to it and that is exactly what i got! Loved Torrox village! I arrived needing help with the most basic of skills. Dawn has been nurturing, open, interesting and fun. I have renewed my love of painting and we learnt some fabulous techniques that i can apply to future work. Thank you all for a fab holiday!”
Adele. June 2019.

 

 

 

“From my personal point of view I thoroughly enjoyed last week in Torrox and in particular meeting everyone. I think both groups painters and photographers really integrated well and hopefully some new friendships may have been forged.
Special thanks to Vicki and Paul for the extra care they take of us all and in particular the two lovely extra meals Vicki cooked due to the bad weather at the start of the holiday. You always make your guests feel very welcome.
Last and not least the results from the workshops. WOW, you showed us some fantastic paintings and the photographs were first class, all sorts of styles, all superb. There was certainly a considerable amount of creative skill in Torrox last week.
Thank you all once again for making this year’s week in Torrox such a memorable and enjoyable holiday. Perhaps we will meet again with our camera or paintbrush on hand”.
 
Chris Reynolds. September 2018.

 

” 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.

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“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!’

 

Terry.

September 2015.

“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.  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.  

 

Best wishes

Terri x

October 2015

 

“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 La Casa 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! “

June. 2016

“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.

Sept 2016

” 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.

“I cannot speak too highly of Dawn. Her demos were just what i needed and the right amount of time.She is so approachable, friendly, helpful and supportive.

Anne. May 2017.

“I loved painting in different locations, it was completely stress free.This was due to the meticulous planning from Paul & Victoria. They had thought of everything! Our meals were delicious!”

Sheila. June 2017.