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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Open Studios 2014, Saturday 23rd August - Sunday 31st August.
Four artists exhibiting in the Stable Studio at Brambles, Peter Davies, Janet Brady, Nicola Johnson and Lawrence Dyer.
Open every day from 11.00am - 6.00pm, open late on the 27th and 29th, 11.00am - 8.00pm.

Greece was fabulous!!
Another very successful trip to Corfu, wonderful weather, lovely locations
and fabulous accommodation.

Review to come!!! Will definitely be returning next year !!!

Hot off the press!!! Brambles Art Retreat - sketches by Janet Brady
A beautiful A5 hardback book full of sketches of Brambles, the cat, the dogs,the chickens,
the studio and some of the lovely locations nearby. An excellent example of how to
capture the essence of Brambles. For those that have visited - a lovely memory book of
Brambles, full of inspirational examples of pen and wash with watercolour that we hope will
entice you to come again.
Price 14.95 and 1.60 p&p

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Come and paint with us in 2014 in our 11th 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, France, Italy, Morocco and India.

Top ten painting locations - After celebrating ten years 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 11 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 challenging aspect 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 - June 2013
"Fantastic week. Good Food. Great tuition. Truly a retreat. Thank you x. Met new friends." LP from Chippenham.

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.

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.