About Us

Based on the west coast of Scotland,…overlooking the Isle of Arran,… we specialise in short art breaks (all mediums) of a 3-day duration and all skill levels. We are ideally situated to explore the beautiful land and inspirational seascapes of southwest Scotland, while within easy reach of Prestwick and Glasgow airports with good rail and road links to Scotland’s central belt.

South Banks House overlooks the isle of Arran

Emphasis is on landscape/seascape painting, although there will be ample indoor space to accommodate the needs of our guests and weather conditions. A small art studio has recently been built in the garden in case of inclement weather.

Art-break participants are encouraged to work in whatever medium they choose and hopefully extend their range and gain confidence while enjoying the conviviality of like-minded “weekend artists”.

Painting group

Non-painting partners are very welcome and many activities can be arranged if desired,…golf being one of the most popular, as our area is renowned for its amazing courses. West Kilbride Golf Club is only one mile away.