Painting Holiday at Chateau Vary, Loire Valley, France

Held by Mark Warner

Painting at Chateau Vary in the Loire Valley 4th – 11th September 2022
The Loire is a painter’s paradise. Our relaxing and inspiring courses with internationally renowned artist and tutor Mark Warner, are designed to help both experienced painters and beginners experiment and develop their painting. All this while relaxing at the beautiful Chateau Vary in the Loire Valley.
The views of chateaux stretching along the Loire river have captured the imagination of painters for centuries. From the fortress of Angers, the symmetry of Saumur, the elegant spires of Azay-le-Rideau and the crumbling ruins of Chinon castle, the majestic Loire flows through a series of magnificent backdrops that provide stunning landscape subjects.
The course runs from Sunday 4th September to Sunday 11th September.
Mark Warner
Mark is an experienced practicing artist and tutor based in Shropshire, United Kingdom.

His course at Chateau Vary in the Loire valley will focus on aspects of colour, line and composition. With a relaxed yet informative manner, Mark will demonstrate how not to be afraid of using colour in the landscape and how drawing and sketching can inform and further your ‘plein air’ painting. You will have fun experimenting with techniques and processes during a productive and relaxing week in a truly fantastic location.
He will provide daily demonstrations on location while offering ample personal tuition.

Sketching is at the heart of his work. It is integral to the development of a piece, sometimes forming part of the painting itself.
He continues to draw inspiration from the landscape and adores using colour while interpreting the light, contrast, weather and a love of the materials.

He runs numerous painting workshops as well as having tutored painting holidays in UK, France and Italy. A regular demonstrator for Art Societies, Mark delivers his vibrant compositions with confidence, experience and a sense of humour.

Mark has numerous works in private collections and galleries in the UK and abroad.

Twitter: @markwarnerart
Instagram: @artmarkwarner


Acrylics, Charcoal, Drawing


En plein air, Landscape, Plants


Chateau Vary, Loire Valley, France
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