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Painting in Kalymnos, Greece Sept 5 - 12, 2023


This is a painting "holiday" with the benefit of advice from experienced professional tutor Podi Lawrence for 5 days. Artist/Director Liz and her husband John have lived on the island of Kalymnos for more than 15 years, making it their home after several holidays here. Since then they have been running painting holidays..... and Podi fell in love from the moment she landed.  

Kalymnos is not the typical 'tv' picture of white painted stone buildings. Yes there are some! but this island has so much more.  Only 10,000 people live here on what is about the size of the Isle of Wight.  There is a wide variety of visual inspiration, unusual colours in the mountainous parts, fascinating history; quiet beaches, seascapes include surrounding islands, the old Greek fishing boats in the local harbour, historical buildings in the port of Pothia. Sunsets to sit and watch with a glass of what you fancy in your hand. You will also experience the true hospitality of the Greek people, their exceptional food (yogurt, honey, Mousaca and Metaxa and some superb wines). 

You will of course, be there to paint to your hearts content in the company of like minded people. Podi suggests sketchbooks, pens, pencils and watercolours. If you want to paint she suggests either acrylics or water-based paints such as Winsor and Newton "Artisan" range, and lightweight prepared cardboard or larger size paper Tuition is one-to-one, group demonstrations/talks/discussions. Its all about painting -plus - having fun.

From the first day after breakfast we will introduce you to some of the magnificent and divergent places of this island paradise. Over the week you will be taken to some intriguing places and the beach for relaxation. A short 15 minute trip by ferry to the island of Telendos (which was once part of Kalymnos), where you will find it peacefully quiet as there are no cars but lots of hidden places to find inspiration. There is just a small number of residents, B&B and restaurants and some artisans. 

We are also offering FOR THE FIRST TIME the opportunity to stay on for a 2nd week. You can do your own thing, we can arrange for a hire car for you and Podi will be available for guidance for 3 days. Let us know if you are interested in taking this opportunity.

Find out more go to the main website: www.greekislandpaintingtrips.com : 
email Liz : greekislandpaintingtrips@hotmail.com

Or to talk to Podi direct email

Here's a little snippet of what to expect:-

1. one of the many bays       2.painting on Telendos   3. Looking down on Myrties and over Telendos

Some  Comments received....

Had such a great time with Podi in Kalymnos. The surroundings are so beautiful and inspiring and Podi gives everyone her full attention. Also great food, and company.
I went home intending to do more - and did - so much so I'm going again! - thanks Podi

"Thank you very much for all you did to make the holiday such a happy one. My daughter and I feel we learnt a lot.....thank you very much for all you did to make the holiday such a happy one." ......

Simply Degas, refreshing post-impressionism Podi Lawrence captures the exquisite in lush landscapes, in the story-telling of her portraiture, and in jazz-infused snapshots of life caught on canvas. her versatility in all mediums, a rarity; her spontaneity & passion with paint, a treasure. (Exh judge)

"Our painting holiday in France seems a long time ago, I certainly had a good time and learned quite a bit.....and appreciated the hard work from yourself....." Wendy, Eltham

"I certainly enjoyed France very much indeed, and I gained a lot from your teaching for which I am very grateful...."  Walter, Bromley


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