about Sketch Trips

Sketch Trips

Hi, my name Sam and I am an artist and writer.

Like most of our students, I didn't pick up my brushes again until my life personal and professional life calmed down and my children were older. When I did it was amongst the stunning Aravis Mountains in France. Inspired by the towering mountains, crystal-clear lakes and flower-filled fields, I decided to introduce other painters to the pleasure of capturing the amazing alpine vistas that surrounded me on a daily basis.

It was no great surprise that the stunning 'Plein air' sketching/painting locations coupled with delicious French food and great hospitality, proved incredibly popular and within a few years, I had requests to organise similar 'Plein air' courses throughout the UK and Europe. Since the first course in 2006, I have organised residential courses in The Lake District, Cornwall, North Wales, Northumberland, France, Italy and Spain.

My company Sketch Trips is unique in offering a business to business service, organising accommodation, catering, transport, marketing and administration so that artists/tutors can concentrate on delivering high standard courses to students with a wide range of abilities, without having to worry about the day to day planning and logistics.

For students, Sketch Trips offers the rare chance to sketch and paint in inspiring locations throughout the UK and Europe with accomplished competent tutors who concentrate on delivering structured workshops on composition, colour and tone.


Apart from a very personal service, what makes Sketch Trips so special?

Locations - I hand pick them all with guidance from the tutors, to provide the right balance of artistic heritage, beauty and tranquillity.

Hospitality - As your hosts, my staff or I are with the Tutotrs students 24/7.

Accommodation - I hand pick 4 or 5-star accommodation, so artists/tutors and students can spend quality time in comfortable surroundings.

Catering - My staff or I provide home cooked food with an accent on regional specialities.

Transport - Is personal and private.

To book your place on one of our courses, click here