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Art Safari

Art Safari runs art workshops in the UK and small group wildlife painting holidays worldwide.  Art Safari’s 15 tutors and varied wildlife and cultural destinations will inspire anyone to paint more. 

It’s a treat to find small group nature holidays that match adventurous artists and their partners so perfectly – and Art Safari has so much choice! There’s UK, Zambia, Namibia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Galapagos to name but a few………

An Art Safari gives you the time, the surroundings and the company in which to observe, sketch, paint, discuss wildlife and how to draw it, and to learn from our artist tutors including Birdfair exhibitors Mary Anne-Bartlett, Darren Rees, John Threlfall, Shelly Perkins, Brin Edwards and Mark Boyd.

After this long period of not travelling, now is the time to dive into Art Safari’s website to plan where you could be painting in the future!  It’s a beautiful world and we have chosen some exhilarating areas for you to explore.  These are areas we know well and where we know that you will be looked after exceptionally well.

In the UK, you can paint with our tutors in different wildlife reserves around the country, on day workshops or short breaks.  You can expect some intensive days of learning in small tutored groups. All standards welcome.

The Art Safari HQ on the River Deben in Woodbridge is also home to a fine art editing house – please ask us if you would like your artwork printed into a limited edition print.

Read through all the Art Holidays and UK Workshops on, be inspired and imagine yourself painting there.

Established in 2003 and leading the way in adventurous destinations for artists, Art Safari is an ATOL protected tour operator offering responsible travel options for guests. We can reserve your place, we’ll help to book your flights and offset them for you if you would like. We run our own lodge in South Luangwa, Zambia – Thornicroft Lodge is the base for some of our residential African safaris.

Ring on +44 (0)1394 382235 or email us to tell us about when you can travel, where you would like to go and what you want to see.

We plan new destinations all the time, so feel free to ask about what’s coming up!

With knowledge of every continent, we design wonderful bespoke holidays too.  Alongside Art Safari we also operate a separate tour company called Close Encounters Travel for private tailor-made holidays – our team of specialists will introduce you to experts in nature worldwide as well as organise dreamy tours, honeymoons and specialist travel.


For more information please contact:-

Mary-Anne Bartlett

Harbourmaster’s Office, Ferry Quay, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BW

01394 382235

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