Painting Holidays 2021

 7 Day Painting Holidays in Croatia, Italy, France & 4 Day Painting Breaks in Venice.

Learn to Paint on location – at breathtaking destinations that simply ooze art inspiration. Dermot invites painting enthusiasts of all levels of experience to join him on his painting holidays. Drawing on over thirty years klowledge and know-how for organising tutored painting holidays, Dermot has chosen locations that offer the best possible leisure painting experience for his guests. His painting holidays are based in idyllic settings in some of his favourite, and Europe’s most beautiful, destinations. Let Dermot help you enjoy the painting holidays of a lifetime.

7 DAYS - Painting Holiday in Istria, Croatia:


Join Dermot on a seven Day painting holiday to Croatia's renowned Istrian Riviera. Dermot has painted in this utopia for many years and would like you to experience the magic of this painter’s paradise. The package includes flights, transfers,excellent accommodation, daily painting excurdions, art materials and many other delights.The holiday is geared to suit all levels of artistic ability including beginners and Dermot is your guide as well as tutor. Join Dermot and his many Istrian friends and experience at first hand a taste and flavour of Istrian hospitality.

4 DAY - Painting Venice - The City in the Sea:


Let Dermot Cavanagh guide you on a painting exploration in this extraordinary and magical city. He is offering small and exclusive groups the chance to learn from him and paint in one of the world's most unique locations; no matter what your skill level. Using his vast artistic and travel experience Dermot has carefully planned an art programme to offer the best possible painting break package. He will personally handle your flights, transfers, accommodation and daily art courses.

7 DAYS - Painting Holiday in Côte d’Azur France:


A magnificent painting journey through the Alpes-Maritimes region of the Côte d’Azur. An idyllic area with breathtaking views lies between the Alps and the Mediterranean sea in the region of Provence. The landscape is dotted with charming and very painterly villages perched on rocky outcrops. It offers artists some of the best scenery in all of the Côte d'Azur. Dermot has selected painting locations that are sure to satisfy any painting enthusiast. He would like to give you a true taste and flavour of this famous Mediterranean region. His unique seven day itinerary will be a treat in the arts of watercolour travelogue. Warm hospitality awaits you at a superb Provencal Hotel and his daily painting adventures are geared to suit all levels of artistic ability including beginners.

7 DAYS - Painting Italy's Famous Prosecco Road:


Let Dermot Cavanagh guide you on a magnificent painting journey through the land of Prosecco. Conegliano & Valdobbiadene might be a difficult towns to pronounce, but they are sure to be remembered. A hilly area between Venice and the Dolomites is home to Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The landscape is dotted with charming villages and adorned by vineyards that gently descend the steep slopes. It offers artists some of the best scenery in all of Italy. Dermot would like to help you experience his unique itinerary in the arts of watercolour, wine and food. His painting trip geared to suit all levels of ability. If you have an interest in art and like Prosecco you'll love this!

What Our Customers Say



“I would say this was the gold standard of painting holidays. Many thanks to Dermot for teaching us to paint in such an enjoyable way. Even those participants who were experienced artists learned a lot. The hotel in Conegliano was comfortable and well positioned. As well as the painting expeditions we also had free time to explore and enjoy the town. The Prosecco was wonderful”. Thank you Dermot. – Rachel


“This was a great holiday. I loved the Prosecco Road and learned so much about painting and not just about watercolour. I am grateful for all the care you took of us. Nothing was too much trouble and that gave a very nice atmosphere to the trip. We had a lot of laughs [remember Beverley’s birthday party] and general good humour. You certainly have what it takes to ensure that everyone is happy. Thanks also to Maria. I hope the cake tins baked well. I’m looking forward to the next trip.”