Long Summer Evenings for
Plein Air Painting
Hills, Lochs, Fishing Ports
Incredible painting locations
Does it get any more romantic?
Majestic Scotland Art Retreat
July 10 – 17, 2022 & June 18 – 24, 2023
About this Art Retreat
This is a premier Art Retreat taking place at the gateway to the Highlands of Scotland where artists will have a rare opportunity to paint in the pristine and beautiful Scottish landscape. The area is steeped in history, tradition and legend and was chosen for its exceptional views and inspiring setting. Our estate for the retreat is located in the Royal Deeside and borders Balmoral Castle estate, the summer residence of the Royal Family. It is perfect for someone who is looking for a high-end art retreat getaway in an extraordinary Scottish mansion with over 10,000 acres of pristine lands located in magnificent countryside.
This is a rare and unique art retreat. Daily painting locations abound and the artists can expect to paint the Scottish hills, castles, moors, and lochs as well as the abundant rivers and the coastal region of Aberdeenshire.
On a typical day as the evening draws to a close, the artists gather over drinks to discuss the day’s magnificent painting location and their artwork. Meanwhile, the long summer days provide prolonged light late into the evening. We often remark on the excellent stewardship in Scotland and how well the lands and the wildlife have been preserved. The beauty of Scotland lies in its splendid landscapes and abundant wildlife. The area was chosen for its breathtaking views and inspiring setting.
Nestled at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains the estate is located in the Royal Deeside which is named for the River Dee and its most esteemed summer residents, the British Royal family. Indeed, the estate for the art retreat shares its borders with the Balmoral Castle Estate. Daily painting locations abound and the artists can expect to paint castles, the Scottish hills, moors as well as the abundant rivers and the breathtaking coastal region.
We have almost daily trips to painting locations and will also have ample opportunity to draw and paint on the estate of over 10,000 acres of prime land with woods, fields, rolling hills and beautifully landscaped gardens. It is here that the artists stay in a large traditional stone manor house. We can look forward to painting our surroundings, cool, green, fertile and teeming with wildlife, deer, foxes, birds both small and large, and salmon in the nearby River Dee.
Your accommodations are very comfortable and guests can expect to be well taken care of during their stay. After dining each night we take up various painting-related topics for discussion and demos. Although the workshop is not instructed, painting side-by-side with fellow artists provides growth, new skills and lifelong friendships. We routinely welcome guests from around the world who have joined our workshops including painters, photographers, writers and sculptors.
Price is based on double occupancy. Airfare is not included. Discounts are available for friends traveling together, spouses/partners (painting and non-painting).
This Workshop Includes:
- 7 days of artistic immersion.
- Airport pick-up and drop-off from Aberdeen Airport.
- Champagne reception.
- Paint, sketch and enjoy the good life in beautiful Scotland.
- Daily painting locations: Private estate. Balmoral Castle. Charming villages, magnificent views.
- Whisky tasting and distillery tour.
- Balanced itinerary of painting, exploring and relaxation for artists of all media – all skill levels!
- Paint side-by-side with artists.
- Uninstructed workshop with available mentoring.
- Plenty to do for non-painting partners!
- All ground transportation.
- Entrance fees into any sites we visit.
- All-Inclusive: All food, wine and beverages every day at the estate with one or two group meals out at your own expense.
- Fine accommodation and ground transportation
Reserve Your Spot for 2022 Now!
$700 deposit to reserve a spot
Reserve Your Spot for 2023 Now!
$700 deposit to reserve a spot