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Rachael and Gareth have been married for twenty-seven years and are hugely experienced tutors and fully professional contemporary artists with international reputations. They both mentor at the much-garlanded Newlyn School of Art in Cornwall and lectured at some of the UK’s leading art colleges, including Chelsea College of Art, John Moores University Liverpool and Falmouth University.

Both Rachael and Gareth have dreamt of working together and building their own painting holidays. Now that their children have grown and need them less, they feel the time is right to give more of their time to this. A chance meeting at a friend’s gathering introduced them to the possibility of building workshops abroad, so plans began to emerge and they embraced the opportunity.

Gareth Edwards in painting studio
Gareth in the studio

Gareth has an enviable reputation as one of the leading contemporary landscape painters of his generation and has recently won two major awards, the David Simon Contemporary Art award and the International Farindola LIBERO Arts award 2018. He will be showing in a number of places ranging from Toronto, London and Australia in 2021.
He has had numerous catalogues of his work published, and has a  book  ‘Abstracted Landscapes’ soon to released in November this year, co written with his daughter Kate Reeve-Edwards of Gareth will also be showing at The British Art Fair
and the Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada and with Jill George London this October 2021.

You can find his work on his website

Rachael has shown with the Newlyn Art Gallery in 2017, and also currently shows with The Stratford Gallery in Broadway. She graduated from the Chelsea School of Art with a Masters Degree in Painting and has exhibited throughout the UK and at international Art Fairs. Her work can be found on