Paul Alcock will be at Arte UmbriaPaul Alcock

Paul is running a course in Barcelona in 2017 "Beguiling Barcelona"
For more information about this course please see our sister website for more details and information

Paul Alcock, renowned for his landscapes and town images is leading this painting week in Barcelona. Paul loves to paint ‘plein air’ but he equally loves to teach and encourage his students in a relaxed way.

Paul lives and works in Southend on Sea, Essex where he's enjoys a successful career as an artist and popular tutor with 15 years teaching experience. After completing his foundation studies in Art and Design at Southend College of Art; a degree in Fine Art – Painting followed at Camberwell School of Art, completed in 1986. Since then Paul has practiced as an Artist, exhibiting in a range of exhibitions in London and the south east. Paul has also completed several commissions in recent years for organisations including Sept NHS trust, South Essex Homes and London Gateway.

Arte Umbria welcomes Paul Alcock Paul won the best work in exhibition at the Essex Open Exhibition in 2011. In 2012 he was chosen to paint live with the BBC during their coverage of the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, where he painted as the Pageant unfolded in the rain from the spectacular vantage point of Millennium Bridge. That year he was also short listed in the Artist and Illustrator magazines Artist of the year competition. In 2014 Paul's work was featured on the cover and in an article in the Society of all Artists “Paint” Magazine. Paul is now a regular contributor to Leisure Painter magazine.

The main body of Paul's work is executed in oil. The sheer joy of painting and drawing the beauty of the world around him, from direct observation, provides the drive behind his work. Sketching has also been an important part of Paul's working process and has allowed him the freedom to make spontaneous studies from many different locations.

Landscapes with Paul Alcock at Arte Umbria ItalyPaul works from a wide range of subjects and believes in following his instincts when it comes to choosing themes. He particularly enjoys subjects with an interaction of contrasting elements, such as the man made and the natural world, and the play of light, colour, rhythm and movement are important factors influencing his choices.

Bold and beautiful Barcelona with Paul Alcock 31st May 2017
Paul Alcock is leading this painting week in Barcelona. Paul loves to paint but he equally loves to teach. There will be 6 days of painting and sketching during this 7 night stay with Paul and Painting in Europe around different locations in Barcelona, we will be visiting the stunning Gaudi church and looking at other beautiful architecture, the impressive Dali museum in Figueres is an optional extra as it is a day trip (ticket not included) and other beautiful sites. .

If you'd like to see more examples of Paul's please have a look at his website, blog or Facebook page.

Arte Umbria are pleased to welcome Paul Alcock for his Painting in the Landscape course


Painting Holidays in Italy

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Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving/sculpture, stained glass, print making and creative writing courses in Europe and other exotic locations in 2017 & 2018, visit Italy, Spain, Venice, Prague, Morocco, Bruges, India and the Himalayas.

  • Master Classes and Painting Classes in Italy with Grahame Booth, Kelly Medford, Caroline Bays, Adele Wagstaff, Tim Wilmot, Paul Alcock, Belinda Biggs, Liz Chaderton, Roger Dellar, Paul O'Kane & Neal Winfield
  • Creative Writing course with Sue Moorcroft.
  • Stone Carving courses with Simon Keeley.
  • Workshop in Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures, with Claudia Tulifero.
  • Stained Glass course, with Neal Winfield.
  • Price includes tuition, art materials (if the course is at our home in Umbria), complimentary accommodation, food, wine and refreshments.

All inclusive from £985

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See our sister site Painting in Europe and other exotic locations with Arte Umbria.

  • Painting in Venice. Masterclass in Watercolour with Tim Wilmot.
  • Painting in Bruges. Painting and Art History with Adele Wagstaff.
  • Prague at Christmas. Masterclass in Watercolour with Kelly Medford.
  • Painting in India, with Grahame Booth.
  • Painting in Marrakesh, with Kelly Medford.
  • Painting in Granada, with Grahame Booth.
  • Painting in Barcelona, with Paul Alcock.
  • Painting in the Himalayas, with Belinda Biggs.
  • Painting in India, with Roger Dellar.



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