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Rachael and Gareth are 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. He shows in a number of places ranging from Toronto, Hong Kong London and Australia.
He has had numerous catalogues of his work published and has a  book  ‘Painting Abstract Landscapes’ published by Crowwood Press  co written with his daughter Kate Reeve-Edwards of

You can find his work on his website

Rachael has shown with the Newlyn Art Gallery and also currently shows with The Stratford Gallery in Broadway and Moncrieff Bray Gallery In Petworth. 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