Painting Holidays

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Painting holidays are offered by artist and teacher, Alan Reed, who welcomes enthusiasts of all abilities.

Alan ReedAlan Reed (born 1961 in Corbridge, Northumberland, England) is a UK watercolour artist. He began painting at an early age, winning a prize at the age of 10 for his painting of ‘Bamburgh Castle at sunset’. He had his first exhibition at the age of 18, at the local library in his home town, Ponteland, and has been taking commissions ever since. His watercolour paintings have been exhibited worldwide in the UK, Italy, the US and the Middle East. Alan’s approach to painting is described in a book entitled “Landscapes in Watercolour” by Theodora Philcox, a lecturer in art at Warwickshire. The book featured the work of 23 leading watercolourists from around the world. Alan has over 30 years of experience in teaching Art & Design and runs Painting Holidays in Italy with his wife Susan at Chiesa del Carmine.

Dates for next Painting Holidays

21st – 28th September 2019 (One double & two single rooms available) 

 1st – 8th June 2019 (Fully Booked)


For more details and to book please see Reedart Painting Holidays in Italy.

You can also learn more about Alan Reed on his website and blog.



“This was our first course in Watercolour Painting. Hopefully, it will not be our last!
The beautiful location, matched by exquisite accommodation, exceeded all expectations. Attended to by a dedicated, warm, friendly and attentive staff, we enjoyed THE most amazing local cuisine, matched only by the quality of the wine from the estate….
It was a diverse group of ‘artists’ coming together, a splendid mix of individuals generating interesting conversations, great laughter and immense warmth.
The schedule was well-planned and executed. The well-composed itinerary opened our eyes to a variety of locations, all of which were stunning. Each time, the opportunity to sketch and/or paint gave the visit that necessary dimension, both for novices and budding impressionists alike! 

Alan and Susan know this area well, and were able to direct us toward good vantage points for sketching and painting (Alan), and great shopping finds (Susan). Their sensitivity to the needs and interests of individuals was always evident and appreciated….and that is a very special gift to have!”