UK Art Days & Holidays

“Take part in art” with wonderful art days, short breaks and holidays in a host of lovely locations

Commission a Painting

Commission a painting of somewhere special or for someone special as part of the unique Around Britain project

East Anglian Art Ambles

Take a creative journey of artistic discovery around historic and beautiful coast and countryside

Art-Afloat Days and Holidays

“Take part in art” with Art-Afloat in the UK, Europe and Worldwide

Take Part in Art …or Commission an Artwork

Renowned International and “Around Britain” artist Richard Nichols, offers a host of unique opportunities to bring out or develop your creativity and enjoy these activities throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide …or have your very own unique artwork created for you

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Painting Workshops | Explore & Draw

Fun and friendly sessions with tips and techniques to develop individual styles, these enjoyable workshops are suitable for beginners and all levels of artisitic ablilty

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Art Afloat Days & Holidays

Taking part in art on board a range of craft throughout Britain, Europe and Worldwide with Richard’s painting holidays on sailing and small cruise ships, barges and yachts

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Celebration Art Commissions

Special celebration artwork created for you or your company or Painting Parties with the subject of your choice, one-to-one, with a few friends or in a group

East Anglian Art Safaris

EArt Ambles

Join Richard for a leisurely Art Amble in the eastern region or further afield by arrangement and work outside on a journey of art discovery …don’t worry it’s not at all daunting en plein air

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Art Days & Creative Holidays

A chance to enjoy drawing and painting for a day, 2 to 5 days art break, or even longer at carefully chosen locations and special places to be found in our wonderful coast and countryside

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'Around Britain' Commissions

Become a part in Richard’s solo creative journey ‘Around Britain’ by commissioning a painting of your favourite, special place  to mark a special occasion or celebrate a business milestone

Some upcoming Workshops, Art Days & Holidays

Take a look at our list of some upcoming art workshops and holidays which offer a chance to enjoy being creative at stunning UK and European locations or just register your interest:

Meet the tutor …

Renowned International and “Around Britain” artist Richard John Nichols, offers a host of unique opportunities to bring out or develop your creativity in a friendly and helpful atmoshphere

Born in Suffolk, Richard has been drawing and painting “since the beginning” with an appreciation for historic places, always holding “a great love of all things natural” especially the atmosphere of skies, water, the sea and all their moods! 

He exhibited at the famous Gainsborough’s House during his Sudbury schooldays and after diverting to fine art from an extensive career in publishing, marketing and design held a first solo exhibition at Framlingham Castle in October ‘95, followed by regional shows in Southwold, Snape Maltings and Blickling Hall, where he was Artist in Residence for two years, initiating and curating the famously ground-breaking visitor participation “Brush with Blickling” Friezes from 2003 to 2005

Further national exhibitions continued, allowing Richard to blend friendly participant-focused tuition with his unique “Around Britain Watercolour Collection” project, whilst maintaining links with organisations such as English Heritage, The National Trust and RSPB alongside periodical shows at prestigious venues

He loves to share his knowledge, experience and skills with others , carefully crafting unique works of art on commission for clients locally, nationally and worldwide 

Special Gifts …


Commissions are welcomed of Special places, people, pets or to mark special events, as Richard will draw or paint all manner of subjects to create your own unique work of art …wherever it may be, just ask!

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for fun and friendly workshops with Richard’s helpful tips and techniques to develop individual styles, suitable  for all abilities with his caring and highly respected approach …or why not invest in a surprise  painting for someone special?

Please feel free to make contact in order to discuss your own personal art requirements or creative aims


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