Amanda Hyatt has been a professional watercolour artist for 40 years. She has had 35 solo exhibitions, with international exhibitions in New York and China where she was described as a ‘Master of Watercolour’ and an ‘International Master of ‘En Plein Air Painting’. For the past 15 years Amanda has taken Travelrite International painting workshop holidays to places such as Antarctica, Europe (France, Italy and Mediterranean Cruises) and the UK. She has won most major Australian Watercolour awards and is a long-term member of both the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society and the Australian Watercolour Institute. Amanda has five teaching DVDs and her book Watercolour Tonal Impressionism is a best seller. Amanda is passionate about the art of watercolour and pushes the boundaries herself in discovering how to make a ‘piece of art’ rather than ‘just a painting’.
Sunday 3 September 2023
Tour members will be met at Leeds airport at 12.00pm midday. We will travel by private coach to Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast. Scarborough has a history stretching back centuries. The dramatic castle ruins on the headland date from the medieval period. In more recent times the discovery of the famous natural spa waters led to Scarborough becoming a spa resort retreat. This evening the group will meet for welcome drinks and an included dinner.
DAY 2: Monday 4 September 2023
This morning Amanda will commence the painting session with a demonstration in Scarborough and then assisting tour members individually with their own paintings. The town of Scarborough is brimming with classic Victorian seaside architecture from the iconic Spa entertainment centre and Grand Hotel to a cliff lift and beautiful museum buildings like the Rotunda.
DAY 3: Tuesday 5 September 2023
Today’s painting location is Whitby an ancient and beautiful seaport, surrounded by the magnificent countryside of the North York Moors National Park. Amanda will find some great subjects for today’s painting sessions.
DAY 4: Wednesday 6 September 2023
Today we travel to Robin Hoods Bay for a full day of painting. Robin Hoods Bay is a picturesque old fishing village on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors. Wandering through its narrow, twisting cobbled streets and alleyways, you can easily imagine the sailors and fishermen, smugglers and press gangs that walked these streets hundreds of years ago.
DAY 5: Thursday 7 September 2023
This morning we travel to Staithes for a full day of painting. The North Yorkshire seaside town of Staithes embodies many of the reasons why seaside towns hold such appeal. Once one of the busiest fishing ports on the North East coast, Staithes boasts a long proud history as the one-time home of famous Royal Navy captain and explorer, Captain James Cook.
DAY 6: Friday 8 September 2023
This morning we board our coach and travel to York. On arrival we will enjoy a walking tour around this historic city. Originally a fortress built by the Romans in AD71, later a Viking town, no other city in northern England says ‘medieval’ quite like York. A magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls encloses a medieval spider’s web of narrow streets. At its heart lies the immense, awe inspiring York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. In the afternoon there will be free time. This evening there will be an included dinner.
DAY 7: Saturday 9 September 2023
Today’s painting session will be in York in The Shambles. The Shambles is like stepping back into the middle ages, the overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts makes it one of the UK’s most historic and picturesque streets.
DAY 8: Sunday 10 September 2023
This morning we visit Castle Howard, near York, it is a magnificent historic house in the north of England with ornate interiors and beautifully landscaped gardens and the location of Evelyn Waugh’s famous novel “Brideshead Revisited’ Following our visit there will be a painting session.
DAY 9: Monday 11 September 2023
This morning Amanda will commence today’s painting session in the heart of York with a demonstration and then assist tour members individually with their own paintings.
DAY 10: Tuesday 12 September 2023
Today we board our coach and travel to Edinburgh. We will travel through the rolling hills of the Yorkshire dales into Scotland. Upon arrival in Edinburgh we will enjoy a tour of Edinburgh Castle.
DAY 11: Wednesday 13 September 2023
Today we enjoy a full day of painting in Edinburgh with Amanda Hyatt. Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, draped across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea and will be a delight to paint.
DAY 12: Thursday 14 September 2023
Our final day of painting in Edinburgh. Amanda will find a great location for a demonstration and then assist workshop members with their own work. This afternoon there will be a final critique session followed by farewell drinks and dinner.
DAY 13: Friday 15 September 2023
This morning we travel to Edinburgh airport to meet flights departing after 12.00pm.
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“Amanda & Alex delightful as usual. Love watching Amanda paint. Geoff had everything running perfectly supported by Jan. Very helpful not having to carry our gear too far.”
“Had a ball. It was a lovely group of people. Learnt so much artwise both from Amanda and other participants. The Tour Manager was excellent too.”