ARTE UMBRIA

At Tenuta di Poggiolame

Jamie Sugg

We are very excited that up and coming artist Jamie Sugg is joining us for a week from 7th August.

Price £985 fully inclusive with private double bedroom sharing a bathroom with one other guest. No gender sharing for bathrooms.

£1085 for an en-suite private apartment with tea and coffee making facilities. Limited private apartments.

Jamie will be primarily concentrating on Acrylics and Watercolours during the week but is happy to teach in your preferred medium. We supply a large amount of art materials, but we always advise for watercolourists to bring their own favourite colours and brushes though we do have a good supply and paper. A trip to Orvieto is included during the week to look at the wonderful Duoma, there is a gorgeous museum, lots of shops and the best gelato in Umbria.

The week, as always, will feature everything Arte Umbria has to offer. Included in the price is all accommodation, all meals, wine, beverages, free bar, a meal out at a local restaurant for one evening, some materials and any help we can offer you to make your stay a wonderful experience.

Good food, wine and camaraderie with a house party atmosphere in the evenings AND painting - what more could you ask for. Trips out visiting a convent actually founded by St Francis with a wild and wonderful 'Dali'esque' backdrop. Always an experience, wine tastings with our friends at the castle and other vineyards and even cookery can be arranged or a little photography tutoring.

A few words from Jamie about himself.

'I am a Painter and Draughtsman from a small village near Cambridge. My subjects include fenland & woodland landscapes, and village scenes depicting quaint houses and gardens. My landscape work, in acrylics and oil pastels and using a palette knife to provide movement with the paint, responds to the contrasts of light and dark, bringing an emotional response to environment, whilst my watercolour work of more urban and architectural scenes is detailed and precise, aided by my background in building and construction.

I have previously worked in reprographics, structural engineering, architectural facades and in premises management with the National Trust before taking the big step of focussing on a career as an artist. I am entirely self-taught, first starting with watercolours and acrylics and then venturing into oils and coloured pencils. I have been teaching watercolour classes for the last few years now and also teach acrylic palette knife painting with a local art shop during the year.

I have exhibited in London, Ely and Cambridgeshire, and currently exhibit my wildlife drawings with The George Farnham Gallery, Saxmundham

I am a member of the Society for All Artists and a member of Cambridge Open Studios'

Recent Exhibitions and Events:

  • Solo exhibition, City Church Cambridge, September 2013
  • Advent show, City Church Cambridge. December 2014
  • Online Exhibition, Patchings Art Festival, June 2015
  • Eastern Preview Exhibition, Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire, June 2015
  • Solo Exhibition, Cambridge Open Studios, July 2015
  • Solo Exhibition, Swaffham Bulbeck, November 2015
  • Spring Exhibition, Darryl Nantais Gallery, March 2016
  • 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Darryl Nantais Gallery, June 2016
  • Solo Exhibition, Cambridge Open Studios, July 2016
  • Selected Exhibition, Society of East Anglian Watercolourists, Babylon Gallery, Ely, August-September 2016
  • Colour Exhibition, Darryl Nantais Gallery, Linton, Oct-Nov 2016
  • Chester Arts Fair, Chester Racecourse, 20-22 November 2016
  • Solo Exhibition, Cambridge Open Studios, July 2017
  • Winter Exhibition, The George Farnham Gallery, Saxmundham, November - December 2017
  • Summer Exhibition, The George Farnham Gallery, Saxmundham, July 2018

Have a look at more of Jamie's work on his website Jamie Sugg Website

Jamie Sugg

Course details:

Course date: 7 August 2019

Venue: Umbria,Italy

Course Price: £985 for private double room sharing a bathroom with one other, £1085 for en-suite double apartment.

Non Painting Partners
Non participating partners are welcome if sharing a room with partner at Tenuta di Poggiolame, for the amazing price of £750 for all courses. Still no single room supplement.

For guests returning to a course at Arte Umbria you are entitled to a 5% discount. Please contact us for your Discount Code to use when booking via the website. All our courses are priced and charged in Great British Pounds Sterling.

See our course dates and prices page for more information

The week, as always, will feature everything Arte Umbria has to offer. Included in the price is all accommodation, all meals, wine, beverages, free bar, a meal out at a local restaurant for one evening, some materials and any help we can offer you to make your stay a wonderful experience.

The week, as always, will feature everything Arte Umbria has to offer. Good food, wine and camaraderie with a house party atmosphere in the evenings.

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A selection of Jamie's work:

Here are a small selection of Jamie's paintings, please click on any picture to see a larger image.