Art Retreat - Painting Snow at Cradle Mountain Tasmania with John Wilson FRAS FAIHA

BRING YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE OR FRIEND WITH YOU FOR ONLY 50% OF THE COST (Offer ends 15 March). Imagine waking up in the most luxurious of surroundings, the fire roaring in your room, the large window showing off ancient forests covered in mist and snow.  After the biggest buffet breakfast you have ever laid eyes you step into a beautiful light-filled studio with one of Australia's best oil landscape painters to take your painting to the next level. For 5 days,  we are heading up the mountain to World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park with acclaimed landscape artist John Wilson for a long weekend treat away at Cradle Mountain Lodge. In the comfort of our private art studio each day, John will immerse you in his incredible oil painting techniques focusing on how to paint the Australian landscape in snow. Don't worry, there is no plein-air in the winter cold, we will be inspired by the surrounding beauty but working from images. Indulge yourself in a weekend away to revive the senses and put in some serious art time for yourself. Don't forget the chesterfield couches, open fires, wine cellar and many walks you can also do in between painting time. 

With one of the best landscape artists in Australia, this is sure to be a weekend not to be missed. No matter what level you feel you are painting at, John can help you to build a strong foundation for your future arts practice. Please note that this is a studio based workshop with no plein-air.

After picking you up in Launceston we will travel to the mural town of Sheffield for a quick cuppa before driving up the mountain. Once you settle into your luxurious accommodations we will meet in our private art studio and settle in for the weekend. Nights can be spent in front of the roaring fire with a glass of local wine before a sumptuous 2 course dinner at the world class Cradle Mountain restaurant.

Drawing on the local landscape, John will be taking you through his techniques specific to painting snow with plenty of one on one time and professional mentoring.

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To book, email your enquiry using the button below or phone Gillian on 0411 317 606.

$2895 $500 deposit required

Meet the Teach

John Wilson FRAS FAIHA

John Wilson is a highly respected and sought after artist/tutor and judge who has been painting for 47 years. He is one of Australia’s leading oil painters, a multi-award winning artist who has had 49 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows. John has exhibited in London, USA, Japan, Canada, Beijing China and Seoul Korea. John’s paintings are in collections throughout Australia and internationally. His works have been reproduced extensively, including several articles in Australian Artist and International Artists magazines. He was included in “Fifty Australian Artists” and the Fine Art Books “John Wilson Blue Mountains Artist” 1988 and John’s second book “John Wilson – The Journey Continues…


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