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"Basil, After Lunch"  & "Garden in Mirties" : oil paintings by Podi

Greek Island Painting Trips - Sept 10-17 -2024 

 Sept 16-23-2025

INTERESTED?(2025?)  get in touch with Liz or Podi for full details. 

 You will be staying in a quiet hotel on the island of Kalymnos. Each room has an ensuite, fridge, tea/coffee making and a private outside space. And you are just a few minutes walk to the beach for your evening dip! There is a wide variety of visual inspiration and for one half day you will be taken on a tour finishing up on one of the many splendid beaches. There is fascinating history, mountains covered in herbs, quiet beaches, seascapes include surrounding islands, lots of the old Greek fishing boats to study in the local harbour, historical buildings in the port of Pothia. Many quaint chapels and churches. 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).


The island of Telendos. An 8-minute watertaxi ride, was once part of Kalymnos. No cars, many quiet places of inspiration!

Podi will also be in Kalymnos from Sept 16-23-2025 : Bring a sketchbook, pen, pencils/watercolours. Come on your own or with a friend (discount for groups of 4 or more). For painting, watersoluble oils such as Winsor and Newton's Artisan range or Cobra paints are recommended. Or a set of watercolours or acrylics. A full list and advice of equipment to bring will be sent when you book.  

How much do you use a sketchbook? Podi is an advocate of working from life but this is not always possible, due to time restraints etc. and many artists rely on photographs. However, the camera does not see ALL and should not be entirely relied upon - photos only take a mid range balance of light & dark areas and the colour is often enhanced, and not how we individually perceive it. It is also difficult to remember colour exactly especially if it is affected by surrounding objects. But if you have a sketchbook and pencil/pen & a small set of watercolours/pencil, you can make a quick sketch & write your important thoughts. 
Join me on Kalymnos September 10-17, 2024 - a deposit of £135 will guarantee your place. 

If you are not sure or haven't been on a painting trip in the Mediterranean before get in touch to find out more.podi.law@gmail.com


 Greece Sept 5 - 12, 2023 : A really enjoyable week with enthusiastic painters.

Yet another enjoyable and successful trip to Kalymnos with Liz and John of Greek Island Painting Trips and the lovely talented lady tutor Podi Lawrence. Podi guided us through light and shade and colour and taught us to look at our painting subject in a different way. I now look longer before putting pen and paint to paper. I have improved in my efforts under her spell. Liz and John are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble and our enjoyment and welfare are paramount. They both look after everyone in the group and take us to beauty spots around the island to paint. Another bonus of this type of trip is meeting up with likeminded people who enjoy their art. I have been to Kalymnos for this art holiday 3 times now and enjoyed every one. I hope to go back for a fourth time in the future. Thank you to the terrific trio for a great holiday.

​S.F. 2023

Find out more about our plans for 2024 contact Podi :  podi.law@gmail.com 

Or go to the main website: www.greekislandpaintingtrips.com : 
email Liz : greekislandpaintingtrips@hotmail.com

Some New Comments received….(from our guests in 2023 - on the Feedback page)

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


PATRONS: Mrs. H.C. Schmidt (Can); Mr. G. Brown,UK ; Andy & Beryl,Uk
Contact:    +447557798558 :   podi.law@gmail.com              ©2017 copyright of all pictures on this website remain with the artist Podi Lawrence or her heirs. 
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Drawings in conté, pencil, ink;  paintings in watercolour, oils, acrylics, inks, pastels;  figurative subjects, portraits, animals, landscapes, seascapes,skies, sunsets, sunrises, boats,trees, forests, hills, mountains, shadows.