With Tony  Westmore



Saturday 31st August - 7th September 2019


 We are delighted to welcome back Tony Westmore for more painting and sketching holidays in 2019. Tony has been drawing and painting since he was a child and has continued to improve and master his craft throughout the years.  He can turn his hand to all subject matter but mainly focuses on country, rural, harbours, and maritime scenes.  Tony loves to paint and sketch on location and thoroughly enjoyed the variety of scenes at Le manoir and on the day excursions. 

Tony's work has been used for a variety of commercial projects and regularly exhibits.  Painting in acrylics and watercolours in a British Impressionist, and sometimes semi-abstract style, Tony has exhibited works for over six years at the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), and also at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI).His marine and shipping subjects are to be found in collections across the world, hanging in shipping company offices, Royal Naval Wardrooms, Far East shipyards and in private collections. However, he is equally proficient in landscape subjects and has won first prize awards in this genre.

A further aspect of Tony’s career is teaching art. He runs painting classes and is an art instructor for P&O Cruises, Saga Cruises and Fred Olsen Cruises as well as Warner holidays. To see more of Tony’s work visit www.shippaintings.co.uk.


Your holiday itinerary

Your painting and sketching holiday has been carefully designed to help you to develop your artistic skill under expert tuition with Tony Westmore. You can use what you have learnt and practice your techniques in various locations whilst having ample opportunity to tour the area and experience the delights of the local fayre.  This region is famous for its wines, gourmet produce, its historical, picturesque Bastide towns and luscious landscapes. This part of the Dordogne is known as 'Perigord Pourpre,' due its renowned wine produce supplied by expert wine growers.  Our 98 acre estate is surrounded by rolling vineyards and is perfectly situated to explore the locality.


Your holiday price includes trips to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Émilion, Saint-Seurin-sur-l'isle  Chateau de Gurson/Lac de Gurson, Bergerac and Chateau Monbazillac.

What is the price of this holiday and what does it include?

The price of this catered art holiday at Le Manoir de Gurson is £695 per artist and £550 per non-participant sharing with artist. There is no single supplement.



The price includes:

Art tuition; group and one-to-one sessions with Tony Westmore; accommodationbreakfasts, lunches at Le Manoir (lunch may be provided on request for day excursions); evening meals (three courses) with wine (please contact us if you have any dietary requirements) You can help yourself to tea/coffee when you are at Le Manoir.  A restaurant meal for the group is included in the price of your holiday (we do not cover the cost of your drinks)



Trips with transport including: Saint-Émilion, Saint-Seurin-sur-l'isle  Chateau de Gurson/Lac de Gurson, Bergerac and Chateau Monbazillac.

What is not included:

Airport transfers from/to Bergerac are available for £25.00 pp each way,  We have plenty of free parking on our estate if you prefer to drive.  

Your preferred artist materials; travel insurance (we recommend this); lunch on trips out (packed lunch is available upon request).

Payment options and further information

To reserve your place you can either: send us an email on the 'contact us' page  or pay your deposit instantly using the buttons below.  If you are booking for two people remember to pay 25% of the total price.  Whichever way you pay we will contact you and take you through the booking process.  We ask you to pay the remaining balance 8 weeks before your course start date.

Saturday 31st August - 7th

September 2019




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