Inspired Painting Holidays


Thanks to Catherine and Peter for looking after us so attentively and thoughtfully and, in my case anyway, rekindling and encouraging the ancient joy of trying to recreate nature - or at least a version of it! Sarah 2021

Thanks for a wonderful week - I learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Devon at your wonderful place. Jane 2021

An enormous thankyou, Catherine and Peter, Thankyou so much for the week of painting and tuition, of excellent meals, of outings and such a delightful place to sleep !! It exceeded all my hopes. Elspeth 2021

Thank you for an excellent course and great care and hospitality when I was with you last week.  You create a wonderful friendly atmosphere, and I feel I learned a lot.  I look forward to coming back. CH 2021

We so enjoyed our week staying with you. From my point of view it was great to be able to spend so much time painting and sketching with your expert tuition Catherine. Lovely locations for the trips and weren’t we lucky with the weather! We both appreciated how much effort had been spent on adapting the holiday to be as safe as possible in these times of Covid, and it all seemed to work very well. A big thank you to Peter for providing such lovely, tasty food. HD 2021

Thank you so much for being perfect hosts and for the expert tuition, lovely days out and delicious food Judy 2021

Thank you both for a lovely, happy few days with you at Weston House; it all went far too quickly.   You both looked after us so well, delicious food, comfortable accommodation and very patient, helpful, kind and challenging artistic instruction. By the last day with you we felt like one big, happy family and it was sad to say goodbye. Thank you again for such a delightful stay with you in pretty Bampton. Sue 2019

I would like to thank you both for the lovely and generous way you received and instructed us all.  I really enjoyed the holiday and am trying hard to take in all the lessons I learned and am practicing painting and also making great scrambled eggs.  Rita 2019

Thank you both for a very enjoyable week with you I enjoyed everything from the food the company and surroundings. You are great hosts. Special thanks to Catherine I learnt a lot from your teaching and encouragement with sketching and working with pastels.  The choice of locations were lovely and inspiring. Rosemary 2019

 FANTASTIC!  1st time on a painting holiday - won't be last. Tuition top class - food fantastic. Very friendly. Thank you.
AY, Cambridge, June 2017

 Thank you so much for a brilliant four days spent in your lovely home.   Your cooking and care was perfect Peter and we learned so much from you Catherine, your skills and energy are legendary now.   We would like to come again please.
S&P Devon July 2017

 Thank you for such a great painting holiday.   I have certainly gained confidence with watercolours and sketching.   Food was fantastic. Thanks.VZ, Brisbane, Australia, June 2017

Thank you for another lovely painting holiday (4th) as good as ever.   I'll look forward to my next time.   
RW, London, August 2017

I was amazed how much I learned in just a few days. 2012

A wonderful 5 days painting holiday at Weston House. The welcome from Peter and Catherine was warm and relaxed. The tuition from Catherine was perfect for me as a beginner, always with an injection of humour! Peter's meals were delicious and plentiful, locally sourced or homemade where possible. Absolutely lovely LM. Taunton 2014

Accommodation and hospitality excellent.  Great trips and art teaching. Many thanks.   V, A &E, July 2017
I was surprised and pleased with the results I was able to get with Catherine’s help. I learned a lot about the techniques involved in setting up a painting. 2012

Thank you very much to both of you, for caring so much for people!   And Catherine as an artist, a patient and cheerful artist can do very, very well!  3rd time for me attending Inspired Painting Holidays and it will not be the last one, surely! VT, Milan, 2017

Thank you both for a great week.   Learnt a lot! See you again, I hope. CM, 2017

I was greatly looking forward to my visit at Weston House - I was not disappointed! The painting instruction, by Catherine, was very encouraging and helpful and I feel confident that I really benefited from her extensive expertise as a professional artist The small group ensured that everyone had plenty of attention and assistance from Catherine. 2012

I recommend anyone considering a week-long break in Devon, combined with art instruction to look no further than Weston House. It was excellent in all respects. Thank you for a wonderful stay. JB, London, 2017

I am really pleased with what I achieved and a lot of that was due to you Catherine, your patience and your ability to see what I wanted/needed to do. 2012

Another great week.  I've learnt so much and enjoyed the days out and the company.   Wonderful food and charming hosts. Thank you Peter and Catherine. RJ 2017

The course I attended had plenty of tutoring but was so free and easy and also fun.  I loved the light airy attic studio and also the fact that the group was small and very mixed in terms of skills. The accommodation was lovely and comfortable and Peter's meals were fantastic.  I would have no qualms in returning and recommending courses to others.  JW 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my watercolour short break. I have more confidence with my art and watercolours now. I would love to return and do another course with Catherine and show my art and my new found skill and confidence. DH 2016

A big thank you to you both. Wonderful hospitality and art teaching. JL 2017

Thank you for a really lovely few days.  Most inspiring and wonderful food. BA, 2017