St Mary’s Artist To Offer Art Holidays

Local artist, Stephen Morris

A St Mary’s artist is doing his bit to encourage more visitors by offering themed painting holidays.

Niche and specialist trips are a growth area across the UK and in Scilly there have been archaeology and swimming breaks, while watercolour courses have seen some success.

Now Stephen Morris of the Glandore Gallery says he wants to combine courses in his studio with stays in his Porthloo holiday units and he’s brought in artist Chris Garratt to help too.

Stephen says he’s been asked many times to provide art tuition and says he thought it might be a good way of filling his holiday apartments out of season. He’s already filled one week with a group of six, which he says is a good size for an art course, but may run a second week if enough people sign up.

Participants will get a chance to try several different media – Steven will be focussing on watercolours and inks, while Chris will concentrate on oils.