Roger & Lindsay Swan
After spending 4 years at Art School Roger went into the advertising industry rising to the position of Creative Director in one of the major London agencies. He then started his own agency working in the areas of design, commercial graphics and illustration. His work took him to Paris, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Nigeria and Kenya. Roger has 35 years experience as an art tutor covering many media and subjects including landscapes, still life and portraiture. His passion for creative fine art continues and he is an experienced demonstrator popular with students because he makes learning fun and creates a relaxed atmosphere for all the students.
Lindsay began to paint at the age of five under the influence of her Grandmother who was also an artist. She trained as a veterinary surgeon at London University and despite being in general practice for many years she continued to draw and paint studying under various tutors. For the last 17 years Lindsay has been a full time painter and tutor, working many different media including oils, acrylics and mixed media. Her favourite subjects include: landscape, portrait and animals. She is also an experienced watercolourist and enjoys teaching and passing on her knowledge to the students.
Roger and Lindsay have their own studio and gallery and regularly exhibit their work.
"Although we take teaching seriously we also like to create a light hearted and relaxed atmosphere."
To book, please use the "Add to Cart" buttons below. Payment is via PayPal - you can just pay via Credit / Debit card and don't need a PayPal account to purchase. If you would prefer to pay via a different method, please contact us first.
For some suites, multiple booking options are available in the drop-down menus. Please take care to select the option most suitable to your requirements. The available options are:
- One painter not sharing a suite
- One painter sharing a suite with a non-painting partner
- Two painters who are also a couple sharing a suite
- Two painters who are not a couple sharing a suite
Roger and Lindsay will treat each student as an individual and allow them to work with their own choice of media. We will be making visits to the local countryside and villages and using these as the inspiration for our work. There will also be the opportunity to come back to the studio to work up your paintings in the large studio at the Borie Grande.
Themes will be suggested for each day, for example one day we will bias our work towards the French Impressionists. There will also be a Cezanne style still life set up in the studio for those that wish to escape the warm sunshine! Painting a portrait is also on the agenda. There will be a chance to work in watercolour for those who wish to so. Some students may even decide to work in a more abstracted way.
We can guide you through each stage of your work from the initial sketches, to worked up drawings or finished paintings. There will also be a chance to review and discuss the paintings done during the day for those that wish it.
"Let's have some fun together, after all it is a holiday!"
If you would like to find out more about us, our teaching or what materials to bring with you then you can contact us before or after booking via our website:
|Room||Location||Suitable for...||Bedding & Bathroom||Book|
|Jardin Suite||Manor Level 1||Exec||Single Person or Couple||Queen bed. En-suite bathroom & private lounge Views of gardens, pool and Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Cordes Suite||Manor Level 2||Exec||Single Person or Couple||Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Walnut Suite||Manor Level 2||Superior||Sharing Singles or Couple||Two rooms with a queen bed in each and a shared bathroom. View of gardens.|
|Provence Suite||Manor Level 2||Exec||Sharing Singles or Couple||Two single beds. En-suite bathroom. Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Studio Suite||Studio Ground Level||Superior||Single Person or Couple||Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views to external courtyard.|
|Farmhouse 1||Farmhouse Level 1||Superior||Single Person or Couple||Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Farmhouse 2||Farmhouse Level 1||Superior||Sharing Singles or Couple||Two single beds. Private bathroom. Views of courtyards.|
|Farmhouse 3||Farmhouse Ground Level||Standard||Single Person||Double bed. Bathroom in corridor, shared with one other room. Views to Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Farmhouse 4||Farmhouse Ground Level||Standard||Single Person||Double bed. Bathroom in corridor, shared with one other room. Views to courtyard.|