October in Kenya

sunset

I have let my blog fall fallow this last year and although I have regularly uploaded paintings and drawings to my Instagram feed at willpaint, there are a number of things I want to get out there that are more suited to a blog and so I will attempt to put that right starting now.

I have been painting in various places around the world this year and it is something I love to do. Travel and painting seem to be made for each other (the problems encountered getting solvents in unfamiliar country’s aside). I intend to write a post soon on my various set-ups and my travel kit both bought and home made, but for now I want to write about something I am so excited about;

October in Kenya.

This October I shall rearrange my teaching days at The Royal Drawing School to fit in a week of teaching at Kilifi, a beautiful spot on the coast of Kenya.

From  Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th October  you are invited to Mdoroni on the Kenya coast to enjoy a week of painting in one of the most beautiful places in Kenya.

The idea is for accomplished and not so accomplished artists to paint without pressure under my guidance – We might paint interiors, exteriors, markets, landscapes, views, Arab ruins, boats, beach and trees. We will enjoy delicious healthy cooking, culture and the beauty of Kilifi Creek . This is a painting trip and holiday which can be enjoyed by artists and non-painting partners alike.

The Location

A beautiful tranquil fully staffed villa on the beach at the mouth of Kilifi Creek with views 360 degree views of the Indian Ocean. Furnished with Swahili antiques and surrounded by rambling coral gardens, bougainvillea and baobab trees.

www.houseonkenyacoast.com

COSTS  per person £1,800 per person – if husband/ wife or friends sharing a room £1,500 each (both prices excluding flights).

There are a few places left so for more details or to reserve a place please Email Antonia Filmer

antoniaf@talk21.com

or telephone 07836767811 (or +447836767811 from outside the UK)

Incidentally, I mentioned the Royal Drawing School. Here is my profile on their website

http://royaldrawingschool.org/artists/faculty/will-topley/

And a profile of me by Antonia from India’s Sunday Guardian

http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/473-will-topley%E2%80%99s-interiors-attract-aristocratic-clientele

 If you are not signed up for Instagram I can highly recommend it. It’s a great place for following Artists who interest you, or anyone else for that matter and as its basically just a picture per post it really is suited to art works.

 

If you prefer not to install the Instagram app my feed can be viewed here

https://www.instagram.com/willpaint/

Map Of Kenya