Join Murray on ALPHA’s Portuguese Painting Holiday in the Western Algarve

Join Murray on ALPHA’s Portuguese Painting Holiday in the Western Algarve


Join Murray Ince on this exciting opportunity to paint in an absolutely delightful place in the Western Algarve in Any Media.


The Algarve is well known for it’s amazing light conditions and vibrant colours from the vivid blue skies and turquoise waters to it’s lush green and colourful vegetation as well as the rustic tiled and coloured traditional buildings. The Western Algarve is more rural, rustic and peaceful than the hustle and bustle of the Central Algarve with it’s sleepy harbours, quiet mountain villages and un-spoilt coastline.

The holiday will be based in Praia da Luz where you can paint the coastline, fortaleza, buildings and churches. The traditional fishing village of Burgau is within a few minutes drive from Luz and has some really quaint subjects to paint including buildings, cobbled streets, boats and the beautiful coastline. We will also visit the coastal town of Lagos (15 mins away) where you can paint anything from fishing harbours with multi-coloured fishing boats, old forts, traditional Portuguese tiled buildings, churches and town squares. We will also visit Camilo where you can paint the coastline plus the stacks.

There are plenty of traditional Portuguese villages nearby as well as the mountain village of Caldas de Monchique.

Murray is a firm advocate that anyone with the desire to draw and paint has it within them to be able to do just that, “anyone can learn” he says. He believes that the best work is produced in a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure to produce and this is what he does through demonstrating his tips and techniques in a relaxed and light hearted way. He works hard to ensure that everyone achieves the best from their paintings by encouraging them to paint in their preferred style and so bringing out the best in them. He will do this through demonstrations and plenty of one-to-one tuition.

Water-Mixable Oils Workshop Painting Holiday

Water-Mixable Oils Workshop Painting Holiday

ALPHA Painting Holidays & Murray William Cole Ince

Are proud to present their 3 Day Water-Mixable Oils Workshop based at the super Bells Hotel & Country Club, Coleford, Gloucestershire. May 27th to 30th 2022

Murray is the founder of the ‘Society of Painters in Water-Mixable Oils’, is a ‘Product Ambassador’ with Winsor & Newton with over 25 years tutoring experience. Murray specialises in land and seascape painting but also loves to paint all other genres too!

This holiday is suitable for anyone with a desire to paint with, or to try this much mis-represented medium. The holiday is suitable for the complete novice or those who wish to improve their techniques or learn how easy it is to make the switch from traditional oils to the more user-and Eco-friendly medium that is Water-Mixable Oils!

Bring what you have or for a small fee we can supply the materials so that you can try the      medium before you commit to the expense of buying your own kit.

Subjects covered…

The paint, mediums, equipment and techniques, composition, preparation, landscapes, seascapes, still life, skies, trees, water and much, much more!

For more details contact Matt and Gill at Alpha Painting Holidays

[email protected]


Le Manoir de Gurson Holidays 2019

Le Manoir de Gurson Holidays 2019

Sketching and Painting Holidays
 June 8th to 15th  and September 7th to 14th 

In the heart of France’s most famous wine region Magnificent Scenery

Relax and soak up the atmosphere, lots of demonstrations and one to one tuition in the medium of your choice!
Only £695 per person; Non Painting partners £550

Painting Holiday Accommodation and Package
This holiday is available for the amazing price of only £695 per guest and £550 per non painting partner. The holiday price includes 7 nights accommodation, bed, breakfast, 4 lunches, evening meals, all tuition, the excursions and transfers to and from the airport (Bergerac).

Lunches for the trips to St. Emilion and Bergerac  are not included as it gives us a chance to sample the local fayre and joie de vivre. Many other trips to local vineyards and places of historical and artistic merit including St. Emilion, Bergerac, Chateau Montbazillac, Saint Seurin sur L’isle and the Vineyard and estate of Chateau de Gurson.