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Brambles Art Retreat
Be inspired, love to paint.
www.bramblesartretreat.com tel: 01566 784 359
Brambles, Sprytown, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AY


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Beautiful handmade Christmas Gift Cards.
A great gift for Christmas available to use all year round - valid for 12 months.
email: janet@bramblesartretreat.com with your details.

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Come and paint with us in 2015 in our 12th year of business.
Enjoy a weekend or five day painting break at our beautiful home in Devon.
Or travel with us to locations further afield in Greece 2015 , Venice - Italy , Morocco and all over India.

Greece 2015

Join us on a painting holiday on the beautiful island of Corfu. After another very successful trip to Corfu,
with wonderful weather, lovely locations and fabulous accommodation, we are now offering a two week trip in June 2015.
For prices, dates and more info visit our Greece 2015 page.

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Morocco 2015

Explore the exciting hustle and bustle city of Marrakech, and then relax at the seaside in Essaouria.
A two city trip painting the exotic colours of Morocco. Ten days staying in the Medinas, a cultural explosion!!!
Read our trip review Morocco 2013

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VENICE 2015 - NOW FULL !!!!

Janet produces wonderful sketch books, the Brambles A5 sketchbook features the house, the garden, the pets, the chickens, local scenes and several painting location.
Available to buy for 14.95 and 2.50 post and packaging.

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Top ten painting locations -We had such a lovely summer, lots of fabulous days out painting on location and at
Brambles have a look at some of our most popular painting spots. Worth a look... so inspiring and there are many more.....

Acrylic painting by Janet Brady Acrylic painting by Art Tutor Janet Brady Watercolour painting by Janet Brady


"Our ambition was to set up a retreat for those who love to paint."

Peter Davies and Janet Brady started Brambles Art Retreat 12 years ago.
They found a beautiful cottage deep in the Devonshire countryside, hidden away in the tiny hamlet of Sprytown.
Inspired to paint by the beautiful surroundings and relaxed pace, they opened an Art Retreat. A place to
unwind in an idyllic setting where you can indulge your creativity.

Janet's first love is Watercolour, her speciality is dramatic landscapes in rich deep colours achieved by
using only transparent paints. More topics she covers are seascapes sunsets and flowers.
She also teaches abstract acrylic, seascapes, sunsets and flowers. At Brambles you can also learn to draw,
anything from the fundamentals to the more challenging aspects of Life drawing.

Peter teaches oil and acrylic courses, and particularly enjoys painting still life. He also paints nudes in oil.
He teaches all areas of drawing and pen and wash with watersoluable graphite. You can try out more experimental
painting using mixed media, recycled materials, anything goes.

This unique retreat offers a broad spectrum of art courses in a range of media, and often two courses run along
side each other so you can try different media during your stay.
With two tutors and small classes there's plenty of 'one to one' tuition and demos.


Guest comment - October 2014
" Thank you for a fantastic weekend. Iv'e learnt loads and met really great people, will keep practising ! xx." HN from Bristol.

Acrylic painting by tutor Peter Daives Acrylic painting by tutor Janet Brady Oil painting by Peter Daives

Brambles Cottage is a wonderful place to come and stay, built in the 1600's its full of character, lots of cosy rooms
it has an unusual layout full of oak beams and open fires. Brambles charm is found in its chic country style.

The is plenty to see all around the house, paintings, sketch books, art books and magazines. Its a very creative environment.
There are three bedrooms, two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, with one ensuite and two shared bathrooms.
Rooms are used as doubles or singles. When our accommodation is full we spill over to lovely nearby B&B's.

Drinks are served each evening in the cosy lounge by the open fire. Most of the evening is spent in the spacious dining
room, warmed by the Aga. Guests relax each evening enjoying delicious food and fine wine.

We paint at many of the beautiful locations nearby or in our rambling garden. The old stables that has been converted
into a large studio, adjacent to the house, its very spacious and light.

Often painters bring non painting partner of friends with them. There's lots for them to do and see nearby. If they like easy walking,
there are short walks around nearby villages or trails. If you are more adventurous, only a 15 minute drive,
you can tackle the moors and tors of beautiful Dartmoor and Bodmin. If you prefer the sea, try the rugged north coast of Devon
and Cornwall is just 40 minutes away by car. Explore Bude, Boscastle and Padstow. Or enjoy a day fishing, golf, sailing,
visiting country houses and much more.

Walk the dogs, cuddle a cat, relax, draw, paint, curl up with a book, retreat from the hustle and bustle of your busy life.
Have a massage or reflexology. Sit quietly, dappled by sunlight under a tree in the garden, enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
Take time to smell the roses.

Life Drawing by Peter Davies. Charcoal drawing by Peter Davies. Life Drawing by Peter Davies.