Selection of Thank-you Comments

October 2011  J.Swailes

“Thank you so much for such a fantastic few days – incredibly memorable trip- the sketching sessions were completely thrilling and I got a lot out of the time in the studio”

October 2011  A.Tomlinson

“Again, just to “Thank you “ for the pleasure and excitement I enjoyed over the W/E learning process.”

“Your relaxed approach I felt made for easy learning”

Sep 2011  A.Bastiaans

“thank you Lionel, for (another!) interesting painting course. You do know how to keep people awake and alert for different views. I enjoyed your course again very much!”

November 2010  R.Roberts

“Thank you for a most instructive and enjoyable weekend. I hope to finish my painting some time, though probably not before Christmas! It was great to meet you and Diana and Peggy - and Alex's food was absolutely delicious.”

November 2010  M.Black

“Have just got around to finishing my picture taking into account the helpful tips gathered during the course which I enjoyed very much.”

October 2010  J.Gardner

“Lionel, you're an inspirational teacher - thank you so much for your guidance, encouragement, and patience.  You have given me plenty of food for thought! (And I shall be checking out the colours of Florence very shortly!)

Alex, thanks so much for the lovely lunches and refreshments.  You both made a good painting trip great!” 

September 2010  P.Hughes

“The weekend was such a great success, many thanks for all the intense hard work on your part,

I do appreciate the thought and planning by yourself and Alex which made the time in the group

so enjoyable, productive and a wonderful interesting, learning  experience.”

September 2010  R.Griffiths

“Thank you both, very much for the warm welcome, food and wine and especially to you Lionel  for your patience and for teaching me so much – I really enjoyed the two days in the studio”

Aug 2010  D.Wills

“I'd just like to say thank you for a great course - again.  Both Margaret and I enjoyed it very much and look forward to next year.”

Oct 2010  J.Parker

“Thank you for a most pleasant and interesting art painting holiday, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  The delightful area in which you live was an added bonus, and so was the company of the class members.  Many thanks too for the extra effort made by Mrs P in providing a None-white flour menu for me”

July 2010  L.Atkinson

“Just to say thankyou again for the fantastic course and a special thankyou to Alex. Have a good holiday”

Aug 2009  J. and L.Barnfield

“Excellent facilities and equipment”

“Food and drink all fantastic I’ve put on a lot of weight”

“Thank you both very much – I was totally exhausted but I enjoyed it a lot. We hope to come again in the future”

Aug 17-19 2009  G.Goldsbrough

“A value for money course that more artists and potential artists should experience.  Excellent, well informed tuition.  A wealth of material to use.  Spacious studio with access to amazing landscapes.  Welcoming atmosphere – wonderful catering.”

Aug 17-19 2009  M.Williamson

“Food excellent – kept us very well and satisified.  Lovely welcoming atmosphere.  Excellent hosptitality and tuition”

Aug 2009  D.Wills

“Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing painting holiday at your beautiful studio.  I enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish and hope to be able to repeat it next year.  Your tuition was excellent and inspiring and the course content was well-judged and well-suited to the mixed abilities of the group. I would recommend your courses to anyone.”

Aug 2009  L.Stephenson

“My first thoughts are of the friendly atmosphere we received from you and your family.  The mugs of tea and short introduction helped put us at ease and a group of seven seemed about right.

I enjoyed looking in books of other artists work and the discussions about the colours and methods used and how we each felt about them.

I came away with a lot of information and ideas to set me thinking and experimenting – I just need to get out there”

July 2009  V.Feeney

“First of all thank you both for a very enjoyable course, for the relaxed and attractive setting and of course for all the lovely food you provided Alex.

The organisation was fine and fitted flexibly round the weather. I had an enjoyable 4 days and wish you every success with Pennine Painting.  How could you fail in such a stunning landscape - I'll be up there again as soon as I can, maybe even with my sketchbook!”


Oct 2008  A.Readyhough

“I would like to send a very warm Thank You for a lovely time on the course, the tuition was great, the hospitality wonderful and the area really interesting.  I can also thoroughly recommend East View.  I had not done any work for 5 or 6 months but now I am away again, would you believe that damned waterfall!!!”


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