“Tod is the most encouraging and illuminating teacher. He corrects and challenges one's work and inspires you to do better. I learned more in one week on his horse painting course than I could have imagined.”
Do Burgess


“In my experience, anyone can paint if he doesn’t have to... During my apprentice days I felt encouraged by the advice of Winston Churchill... 'Don’t be afraid of the canvas.' I have now reached the point where the canvas is afraid of me.”
Beatrice Lillie (1898-1988)


“I've never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso.”

Diego Rivera (1886-1957)

News and forthcoming courses

2018 Reflections

We have had a marvellous 2018. Our students have been industrious in the studio and industrious socially! Our groups have been cohesive, very supportive of one another and each course has been a pleasure to host and for Tod to teach. As with other years we have enjoyed the company of truly international groups of diverse ages and stages. Our friendly village, Aubais, has been very welcoming to our students and enjoyed their presence. We look forward to expanding on the experience and successes of previous years to make 2019 another harmonious year of broadening horizons for everyone who comes to us. KL

painting the horse

painting the horse