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We are very pleased to announce we will be hosting a watercolour painting holiday with artist Nicola Blakemore from 11-17 June at De Tout Coeur Limousin. Learn the Magic of Painting with Watercolours on this holiday for people at all levels.


about Nicola:

'her teaching approach and philosophy really come through—she invites students to put aside any “limiting belief” that has previously “inhibited them from enjoying a fun, enlightening, soothing, and expressive creative pursuit.” In other words, Nicola wants her students to enjoy themselves and dismiss any notion they lack talent.'


a few words from Nicola, your tutor:

We know from our own experiences at school that our enjoyment and ability to grasp a subject can depend very much on the teacher. Therefore my approach is gentle, patient but most of all enthusiastic. I’m passionate about getting my message across, so that others can enjoy painting as much as I do.


My objective is to make your learning experience as much fun as possible. I do this not just by talking about a technique but showing you how it’s done, where it can be used and holding your hand every step of the way.


The creative spirit within needs to be coaxed and gently nurtured to allow it to achieve marvelous things.


There is great pleasure to be had in the ‘doing’ until, you are almost in a meditative state and the result is merely a happy ending to a fulfilling experience. Trust me to bring out the artist in you.


If you’d like to know about my work as an artist and see some of my paintings, go to my new site www.galerie-40.com. and my You Tube channel which shows a selection of my creative work including watercolour paintings and murals.



course dates:

11-17 June 2017



from €690 pp

single supplement €85


day/non-residential places also available from €85 per day (including full day tuition and lunch)



  • Double/twin room (based on 2 sharing a double/twin room)

  • Six nights bed and breakfast accommodation

  • A meet and greet 'apero' on Sunday evening.

  • Lunch AND evening meals Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. (Wednesday is at leisure although dinner can be provided on request).

  • FOUR days tuition ( about six hours per day)

  • Use of house & grounds

  • FREE WiFi


Extra nights available either end of this package, just ask for details. It’s a great way to learn in a relaxed atmosphere whilst enjoying the French sunshine, food and of course the wine of the region.




De Tout Coeur Limousin


23460 Royere de Vassiviere



transport/getting to us:

The nearest airport is Limoges.

transfers available, please ask for details


click these links for more information about staying with us and the local area 


For more information and to reserve your place please get in touch with us at:


De Tout Coeur Limousin 


or your tutor Nicola Blakemore




Email: nblakemore.com@gmail.com


Telephone: 00 33(0)4 99 57 16 63






Watercolour painting holiday with artist Nicola Blakemore

11-17 June 2017

De Tout Coeur Limousin

23460 Royere de Vassiviere


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