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Carole Massey

Carole studied art at St Albans School of Art and Leicester College of Art

& Design before following a successful career as a commercial artist

running her own design business for 30 years.

She returned to her first love of painting, quickly gaining a reputation for

her sensitive and timeless portraits. Her subjects have included members

of the royal family, celebrities and leading public figures. Amongst several

TV appearances Carole took part in the BBC's 'The Big Event' which

featured a giant reproduction of John Constable's "The Hay Wain". In

June 2014 she was honoured to have her painting of Sir Charles Bean,

retiring Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, chosen as his official

portait to hang in the Bank of England.

Carole is not only a professional painter she is a popular art tutor and demonstrator whose work is in private collections

in Europe, the USA and the Far East. She is an accomplished all-rounder working in watercolour, water soluble pencils,

acrylics, pastel, water based oils and mixed media. She was runner up in the Artist and Illustrator magazine in their

"Artist of the Year" competition. She has exhibited at the SWA exhibition at the Mall Galleries, across the South East of

England and Brittany. As a best-selling author she has written books on how to use water soluble pencils, painting

flowers in acrylics and figures in watercolours. Her latest book, "DRAWING for the Absolute Beginner is a bible for

aspiring artists. She has also contributed to two large compendium books on drawing techniques and acrylics. Carole is a

contributor to The Leisure Painter magazine.

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Paint Historic Wells & Beautiful Somerset Villages

Carole Massey

Paint Historic Wells & Beautiful Somerset Villages

Double Occupancy £795

Single Occupancy £895

Non-Painter £575

Dates : 4th - 8th September 2022

Media : Watercolour

Type : Location

Paint in the historic City of Wells with Carole Massey where you will paint

subjects such as Vicar's Close with its stone buildings, Bishop's Palace

with its moat and the medieval market and we will get into the Somerset

countryside and paint places such as Priddy and Nunney.


Exploring Water Soluble Pencils/Pens & Watercolours

Carole Massey

Exploring Water Soluble Pencils/Pens & Watercolours

Double Occupancy £575

Single Occupancy £595

Non-Painter £395

Dates : 7th - 10th July 2023

Media : Watercolour, Acrylic, Pastels

Type : Studio

We will explore different approaches to using water-soluble pencils,

watercolours and water soluble pens with some step-by-step paintings

and the opportunity to produce your own paintings.


Beautiful French Villages & Stunning Provence

Carole Massey

Beautiful French Villages & Stunning Provence

Double Occupancy £1,525

Single Occupancy £1,795

Non-Painter £1,075

Dates : 23rd - 30th September 2023

Media : Watercolour

Type : Location

Join Carole Massey on this exciting opportunity to paint beautiful French

villages and the stunning landscapes in the Luberon region of Provence.

Carole has painted many times in Provence and loves the area and will be

sure to inspire you.