Courses, workshops & activities

Dear Highcliffe Art Fellowship,
I am getting in touch to let you know about some painting workshops which I will be running alongside Stewart Beckett at the Palais des Vaches Gallery, Exbury in the New Forest this summer. In the past I have given a painting demonstration and a talks to your society so I hope your members might find these workshops of interest.
The Palais des Vaches has developed over the last few years to house an extensive and changing collection of work by local artists. The once derelict farm buildings have been transformed into two beautiful exhibition spaces, a sculpture garden, courtyard and shop and the venue is gradually becoming a space for art events throughout the year. Located on the coast, just beyond Exbury Gardens, it is a really unique setting with lovely walks and views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. This year is the first year of offering workshops at the Palais so we are eager to get the word out to artists who would like to come and paint in a beautiful location, surrounded by inspiring artwork. We have a big, spacious gallery to work in and these will be fun days to learn and experiment with acrylics, oils and watercolours whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter. All materials and equipment are supplied for the day. Just come along and paint.
We would love to hear from you and hopefully welcome you to our workshops at the Palais des Vaches . Please get in touch for more information or go to the website addresses below to view the workshops.
Best wishes
Kim Thompson

Workshops – Kim Thompson Wildlife Art & Illustration (
Palais des Vaches Workshops – Stewart.Beckett (
Exclusive Art Gallery and Events Venue in Exbury, Hampshire (

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