April 22nd – 29th 2023

Artistic retreat in Lippiano Italy

I am once again reaching out to artists/writers/creatives who would like to join me in Lippiano again in April 2023.  We had a wonderful group of artists last April 2022 and many of us have remained in contact. Its been another odd year in so many ways, however I feel much more energised and invigorated due in some part to having a little more time to spend in my studio.  I would very much enjoy the opportunity of once again being amongst like-minded creatives and to have the company of others.   There are 2 studios at Villa Pia and it also has wonderful grounds to work/write/think amongst.  I won’t be teaching and Gareth has decided this year to stay put be I am we very keen to have people around me working on their own creative projects.  Hopefully new relationships can be formed as well as some new ideas. There is a good amount of acrylic paint and there are boards that can be used for supports. I will endeavour to bring some brushes, paper and gesso out with me (I intend to drive over). 

There are 9 places available (for artists who will use the studios) more for anyone who does not need indoor studio space.   The price is £700 each for shared room/bathroom and £950 for single occupancy ensuite. The nearest airports are Pisa (with an aprox 2 hour drive from Pisa) or Perugia, we think the flights to Perugia are on Saturdays only from the UK.

If you do not wish to drive (or fly) there is a train station at Arezzo and a taxi can pick you up from there for aprox 50 euros (I will check the price of this for 2023)

  • You’ll have the luxury of spending one week working uninterruptedly on your artistic practice.
  • Inspiring surroundings, quiet corners, Italian sunshine.
  • The company of up to 10 other artists (in the studios)
  • Two studios and plenty of outside space to work also.
  • You don’t have to cook; the Villa Pia chefs prepare sumptuous meals. Full board is included in the price (the kitchen is closed on Thursdays). The meals are amazing – 4 course evening meals (around 8pm) and large buffet style meals for lunch prepared each day by the chefs….. and cakes for tea at 4pm, this really is out of this world generous, and you can also……..
  • Help yourself to tea, coffee, juices or a glass of wine/beer at any time.
  • Daily yoga classes may be available.
  • Cooking lessons are available at an extra cost of 35 euros (fingers crossed re covid).
  • There’s a swimming pool and a tennis court.
  • There are long peaceful walks.
  • The Villa is on the border of Tuscany and Umbria and within driving distance of a number of towns such as Arezzo, Sansepolcro and Perugia.



Please note that on Thursdays the kitchen is closed and so we are free to eat within the village or further afield.

Price's below include; Tuition, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and a 4 course evening meal and materials.
1 x person£500
A deposit is required for each booking and is non-refundable
Breakfast, Lunch and 4 course evening meal, accommodation and materials will all be included in these prices

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