Nestled amongst wonderful wine regions, the Lot et Garonne is gorgeous – particularly in June. With wild flowers, fields of sunflowers and beautiful medieval towns as a backdrop,
it really is a corner of heaven.
Le Seguinet have teamed up with Nick Logan to provide a wonderful opportunity
to learn about art and painting whilst enjoying the delights of rural France.
Who would enjoy it? – Anyone who has an interest in art and painting, enjoying food, wine and beautiful, historic and peaceful surroundings.
These holidays are perfect for solo travellers and couples / groups of friends.
Nick and Martyn in Monpazier.
The Mill House at Le Seguinet, a great
spot to paint and less than 100 yards from 2 swimming pools!
“When Nick first suggested a painting holiday I had no idea what to expect. But I had been attending his classes and done several of his workshops so I knew his level of commitment to his students was high. He didn’t let me down. The place was perfect. Tas and Martyn (the owners) were welcoming and genuinely lovely people. Vix was such good fun and, as a practising glass artist and experienced art teacher herself, greatly enhanced the overall experience.
The food was fab-u-lous, all home cooked and there was no difficulty if anyone had certain requirements. Nick lead each day. As usual he was professional, kind, patient and generous. He lead us through the concepts of painting, drawing etc showing us ideas and techniques that have been used by artists over the years. This way of teaching allows you to try and emulate but more importantly gives you the scope to develop your own style. This is not painting by numbers, his teaching style truly allows you to understand how to put paint onto a surface and produce a piece of work that can be recognised as your own interpretation of a subject. The whole experience was excellent and I am certainly planning for 2020!”.
Kim Taylor, Solihull.
A few photos from the June 2019 painting holiday.
Several of these were taken by the lovely and very knowledgeable Michael Delahaye, whose garden we were invited to paint in, whilst we were in Monpazier.
I'd recommend Michael's website for background reading on
Monpazier - it's absolutely fascinating. Click here.
A couple of 8"x 6" oil painting demos
"I can’t believe it’s over a week since we’ve been back home! I’ve been meaning to write to thank you and Vix for your very good care of us at Le Seguinet. Going on holiday on one’s own can be a bit of a gamble, but I don’t think I could have chosen better. The whole thing was so enjoyable, the surroundings, the company and not least your teaching. I feel I learned quite a lot in the short time we were there, and am trying to put it into practice in my art classes. If only there was more time for practising!"
Anthea Courtenay, Islington.
Here's a little video of the June Holiday - in assembling I have discovered
a new found respect for editing!
People that know me, know that 'tech' is not my thing!
Anyhow, this video shows the
June Team, and some of the places we went to.
What do I need to know?
PAINTING IN FRANCE
A week long relaxing and fun painting holiday coached by Nick
and based at Manoir Seguinet
in picturesque South Western France.
Manoir Seguinet is a beautiful 18th century Manor House
with luxury accommodation set in 18 acres of land
south of the Dordogne region.
The surrounding area is a stunning part of rural France,
full of Chateaux, medieval Churches
and beautiful old Bastide towns.
With fantastic home cooked food every night,
a swimming pool and wonderful hosts Tas and Martyn,
Le Seguinet is the perfect venue for a painting holiday
or for an enjoyable break for any non painting partners.
Cost to attendees ( not including fights) are:
This includes 6 nights accommodation with breakfast
and a three course home-cooked dinner.
The nearest airport and train station is Bergerac,
a 40 minute drive north west from Le Seguinet.
Transport from the airport or train station to the venue can be arranged for a fee of 70 euros per car.
Sunday 31st May to Saturday 6th June 2020
The Manor House has 3 double en-suite rooms
plus 1 larger double, 1 small double and one twin room
which all share a bathroom.
There is also a small apartment that can provide two more en-suite double rooms.
Both these rooms share small kitchen and
small private lounge.
The main house has a large communal kitchen,
a dining room and three large lounge rooms
opening onto the patio where there is a heated swimming pool
and beautiful unspoiled views to the surrounding hills.
This makes a wonderful setting for evening meals.
The costs do not include lunch or alcohol. There is a well stocked shop in the local village, a 5 minute walk away and our hosts are happy to take orders for the supermarket or to
recommend local wines.
If you'd like to arrive earlier, or stay later,
there is the option to do so.
Please contact Martyn and Tas for details.
The grounds of the Manor House provide a wealth of painting opportunities from the old buildings surrounding the main courtyard to the stunning views up to the surrounding wooded hillsides,
a small river and a pretty mill house and mill wheel.
If weather forces working inside there is also a studio area.
Venturing further afield there are a number of venues ranging from picturesque small towns and villages such as Monpazier,
Loubejac and Besse to the grand Chateau de Bitzon. Days out provide an opportunity to explore the local countryside and enjoy a relaxing lunch.
What painting gear do I need to bring?
Just oil painting (bristle) brushes, everything else is supplied.
If you want to bring your own gear, please do. If you
have any queries, just email Nick.
For bookings and more details please contact: Martyn and Tas