Thursday 29 October 2015

A glorious art holiday for all at Parcevall Hall

What a fantastic weeks painting we have all had together at Parcevall Hall near Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire earlier this month!

Although four weeks have passed since our great art week together the effects for all, in a really positive way, have been long lasting.

The peacefulness and inspirational setting of Parcevall Hall - the hidden gem within a quiet tranquil corner of Wharfedale, captivated us all. 

Overlooking the beautiful rural Dales landscape and hamlet of Skyreholme a little further down the valley the views surrounding Parcevall Hall are quite breathtaking and many students painted them in glorious late Summer sun on our very first afternoon together.

The friendly staff and regular guests staying at Parcevall Hall gave us all a very friendly welcome on our arrival and everyone quickly settled in to feel like part of an extended family and friends of the place which was great. 

This wonderful and historical hall (used as a religious retreat), was an introduction for many students to North Yorkshire, many of whom travelled from far and wide to join me for a great painting and drawing experiences throughout the week.

The weather was heaven sent for sure with glorious sunshine for us all each and every day! It was an absolute joy for everyone to paint and draw in the inspirational mature gardens and tranquil woodlands at Parcevall Hall and in the local village too during the week in such great weather. 

The colours at the start of the Autumn season throughout the terraces, rock gardens, woodlands, orchards and gardens at Parcevall Hall were an inspiration to everyone.

Later in the week our outdoor painting day in the local village of Skryreholme was equally as good with everyone painting the iconic Dales barns, fields and historic homes from lots of different vantage points and hidden corners throughout the village. 

A superb and wonderful painting holiday had by all in so many ways the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We just couldn't ask for more!

Here are some comments left by my students at Parcevall Hall. A  joy to teach I must say.

Great time - lots of things to remember, I learnt a lot. Great company. Thanks very much Robert!

Excellent course. Lots of energy and enthusiasm. I have learnt a great deal. Thank you.

You are so helpful and full of enthusiasm. Thanks so much!

Wonderful place. so different. The course gives a lot of information and the tutor is helpful and encouraging.

Had a great time. I don't want to go back to the real word! Feel I've taken a big step forward in pastel.

Brill! Great company, good food, excellent staff, fabulous scenery and the tutor was pretty good too! Will be back.

With bookings already being taken for next year's September art holiday at Parcevall Hall everything looks set to be equally as good for everyones rewarding painting adventures in this tranquil unspoilt corner of the Yorkshire Dales!

I'm looking forward to the next one already as I know you are too!

For further information about next year's art holiday at Parcevall Hall visit

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