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Grazie…Andy James and Arte Umbria

MasterClass in Portraits certificate photo with Andy James

MasterClass in Portraits certificate photo with Andrew James


Having recently returned from Umbria, a big thanks to Andrew James, our MasterClass Portrait teacher.  I had travelled to Italy specifically to attend Andy’s course and wasn’t disappointed. 

Thanks Andy for your generous spirit in teaching, sharing your expertise, for your constructive guidance and for your inspiration.  I am really looking forward to putting all that I learnt into practise!

For those who haven’t seen Andy’s work, follow this link.


View of nearby Montegabbione from villa

View of nearby Montegabbione from villa

Thanks also to Sara and David Moody, our hosts at Arte Umbria, for making us feel so welcome.  The villa is great, the scenery stunning, the meals are amazing and all in all a great holiday combined with an excellent week of painting and drawing with Andy.

 If you really want to treat yourself… find out more about Arte Umbria and the courses they run, by following this link.

Grazie… Andy, Sara and David!

Arte Umbria here we come!

Terrace at Arte Umbria

Terrace at Arte Umbria

How exciting!  Have just booked to attend a Master Portrait Class at Arte Umbria, Italy, in October this year.  
Along with my fellow artist friend, Rhonda White, we have a wonderful week to look forward to with our teacher, Andrew James, from the UK.  I first saw Andy painting on Rolf Harris’ “Star Portraits” and was moved to see the impact Andy’s painting had on the sitter.  I hope my portraits have that sort of impact.
If you want to see more about Arte Umbria click here!  It looks fabulous and you don’t have to be an artist to visit.  Already feel welcome.