Murray’s Portugal Holiday with ALPHA Holidays 2023

Paint the Amazing Light & Colour of 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.