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April 22nd - 29th 2017 - The Colour of Light Painting Holiday

Castle Tioram watercolour

Castle Tioram, Ardnamurchan Sketch from 2016 en plein air painting holiday


Join us and be inspired on this year's painting holiday on the Island of Carna
En Plein Air art week with professional tutors and demonstrations. Meet local artist Andrew Sinclair at his Ardnamurchan studio and gallery with time for questions and answers.
Visit and paint picturesque Tobermory on the Island of Mull.
All mediums and suitable for all levels.
Stay, fully catered, in one of two warm and cosy original cottages on the island.
£975pp per week
£550 for a 2nd person sharing
Non resident limited places £70pp per day including mainland transfers

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For more information about the Island of Carna click here
Feel free to explore the island on foot or the loch by boat.
Guided wildlife tours available. Fantastic photography opportunities.
Join us and enjoy the very best of Carna whilst being inspired and learning new skills or improving old ones in an idyllic setting with no interference from people, cars, mobile phones (or phones of any kind for that matter!)
Allowing you to enjoy and benefit from the surrounding space, sky, sea, wildness and wildlife. Release the space within giving inspirational creativity room to grow without the normal day to day distractions or interruptions.
Make room to discover the beauty around us from the tiniest sea creature to the vast skies and milky way.
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Art holidays and courses are fully catered using organic local Ardnamurchan produce whenever possible.
Small groups only staying in 2 cottages on this remote private island.
Your unique holiday starts with a wonderful boat trip across Loch Sunart to Carna.
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For the next week this will be your own private island paradise. Concentrating totally on enjoying the natural surroundings whilst being looked after by Andy and myself. We will visit different locations on the 600 acre island as well as exploring by boat making full use of Andy's expert knowledge of the local area and wildlife.
john brockliss sunset loch sunart
Make the most of the amazing west coast colours, light and atmosphere by joining us with like minded people. We are looking forward to welcoming you to share the Island of Carna with us.
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Pick up is available at Fort William by prior arrangement when booking
To book or enquire about Art and painting holidays please email me directly allison@selfcatering-ardnamurchan.co.uk

Testimonials

Fantastic Scenery
We stayed for a week 3rd to 10th August 2013 at Laga Bay. Apart from staying at a fabulous cottage overlooking Loch Sunart, we had a fantastic boat trip with Tom (and Dexter his black lab) from Ardnamurchan Charters. Starting at Laga Bay we went out to Cairns of Coll to see harbour porpoises, many seals, followed by 8 basking sharks, 2 Minke Whales and various birds, on the way to Muck. The weather was great and a lunch in the Cairns of Coll, with its turquoise blue clear waters and inquisitive seals was one of the highlights. Andy (Tom's dad) also took us on an interesting trip up and down the Loch including Carna. Stunning part of world and great boat trips to be had. Tony, August 2013

Wonderful day with self drive boat
We set off into Loch Sunart after very clear and helpful intructions on how to drive the boat and safety intructions to look at the wild life and fish. The 3 of us had an amazing day, saw lots of birds and caught a mackeral. The most amazing thing, which is often the case in Scotland was the light. We had 4 seasons weather, rainbows, mist and sun all giving extraordinary light and views. The trip was advertised as disabled access but so many aren't even if advertised as such, getting on with the tide in was fine then getting off at low tide day could have been tricky but the day was truely complete when they pulled the boat in by tractor and i walked off on dry land! Most wonderful people and most wonderful trip. Chris F. June 2014

A truly magical and fantastic holiday location
We have to give a very special thank you to Andy, Allison, Tom, Graeme et al and to Tag, Spider and Hendrix (the dogs) for making our stay so pleasurable. Lucy our Labrador is missing all the attention from her doggy friends. The fishing on Loch Sunnart was absolutely superb. The pioneer boats are superb to fish from even in a choppy sea, exceptionally well equipped with everything you might need when out on the water, from safety equipment to deep water anchor. We also had 2 truly fantastic days fishing from Laurenca II with Graeme and Tom (Graeme next year we will get that Skate). The soup that Andy makes for the boat trips on Laurenca is truly delightful. If only I could get the recipe! The wildlife is also amazing from seeing the herons, eagles, Porpoises swimming right beside the pioneer boat and the otters running along the shore beside the pontoon - a truly spectacular sight. We cannot wait to return to Laga lodge next year. We loved the holiday so much that I booked it before we left. Robert has never stopped talking about his week’s holiday. It was definitely a very memorable week. Best wishes and we look forward to seeing you next October and if we can before then - Alasdair, Liz, Robert , Mary (Granny) and Lucy the dog woof woof regular annual visitors to Laga Lodge

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