Robert Dutton Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

Northumberland Expressive Seascape Pastel Art Holiday with HF Holidays

Nether grange, Alnmouth
Sadly this fully booked art course has had to be cancelled due to a Coronavirus outbreak

NEW FOR 2020!

A great 'get away from it all' art break with HF Holidys in September 2020 by the sea. Our relaxing art holiday in this beautiful part of Northumberland will explore 'Expressive seascapes' with the easy to use and versatile media of pastel and charcoal.

Following the successes of several great 'Expressive Pastels' HF Holidays over a number of years now, another three rewarding art holidays have been organised for you in 2020. The ever popular 'Newfield Hall' at Malhamdale The Yorkshire Dales is back by popular demand (being really close to the iconic Malham Cove and Gordale Scar) Monk Coniston Hotel (close to the fells and wonderful village of Coniston in The Lake District) and BRAND NEW FOR 2020 - Nether Grange in Northumberland at Alnmouth, right there on the coast!

HF Holidays we have over 100 years’ experience organising outdoor holidays and are Britain’s largest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists. These are all top class Country Houses in all locations, all with wonderful scenery to be inspired by with exciting outdoor painting days taking you to beautiful painting locations by organised minibus (weather permitting).

Painting days in the studio on your first day on each holiday will help you to quickly get used to the media and creative techniques with the versatile media of pastels which you will thoroughly enjoy for the rest of your week when working outdoors (weather permitting).

Great relaxing art holidays with social evening entertainment staying in excellent accommodation with great food will ensure a superb balance between a wonderful learning experience, relaxing, fun and rewarding popular HF Art Holiday!

Standing in the centre of the quiet harbour village of Alnmouth, Nether Grange has excellent views over the dramatic North Sea coastline. Nether Grange is a really great high standard Country house with a modern feel. The relaxing accommodation has 36 bedrooms, a number of which enjoy views across to the sea, a large lounge and dining room. The conservatory and adjacent bar are a pleasant place to relax after your day's painting activities.
Nether Grange has an attractive elevated terrace garden and croquet lawn which enjoy superb views out to the sea.

A great 'get away from it all' art break with HF Holidys in September 2020 by the sea.

Our relaxing art holiday in this beautiful part of Northumberland will explore 'Expressive seascapes' with the easy to use and versatile media of pastel and charcoal.

You will learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings and charcoal drawings outdoors and in the studio at Nether Grange and throughout the week you will be inspired by the surroundings to create wonderful expressive seascape pastel paintings you'll be really proud of!

Painting directly outdoors during your exciting art week (weather permitting) the short walk onto the beach and at other scenic locations (taken to by minibus from the Nether grange), you will quickly become more confident as artists learning skills for outdoor painting and studio work to improve your pastel and drawing skills no end.

Suitable for improvers and artists who wish to become more expressive when developing their own personal style and develop great drawing skills too.

Outdoor pastel and drawing charcoal experiences on the coast and at other inspiring coastal locations by mimibus (weather permitting). 
Walking up to 1 mile (approx) carring equipment to several drawing and pastel painting locations so a reasonable level of fitness is needed.
Several exciting art demonstrations on site and in the studio using hard and soft pastels with fixative techniques...and more!
Regular one to one and group tuition with demonstrations throughout each day
A great art holiday to get away from it all, relax, unwind and learn lots of different professional art techniques with international award winning UK pastelist Robert Dutton
Class numbers restricted to 15 students only to ensure maximum learning ability for all.

How to book
To book your place contact HF Holidays Reservations quoting reference ALPPE on: 
Telephone: 020 3974 8865
From outside the UK +44(0) 20 3974 8865 Mon-Fri: 9.00am–7.00pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays:

Further information
A list of what to bring for your art materials can be provided or you can contact me direct on 01439 748516 or email with any queries.


  • Full board accommodation : £454.00

Location: Nether grange, Marine Rd, Alnmouth, Alnwick, NE66 2RZ

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