Presenting Jacqueline Williams

Still life with Sea Shell

Bathroom

Red Table

Resting Nude

Still life with Shells

Artist Holidays

Dedicated to lovers of art, a week of exploring and painting in the Vendee.

Stay in luxury, eat well, sleep well and be looked after.

Experience group and one to one tutoring by our resident artist Jacqueline Williams NEAC

 

The main inspiration for Jacqueline Williams is light, be it strong sunlight, a dappled light or lamplight. It is the challenge of capturing this along with a certain atmosphere, which maybe of quietness/stillness, in the case of an interior painting, which excites her.  Most of her subjects tend to revolve around her studi

Jacqueline works predominantly in oil  on board primed with an acrylic/oil primer, or canvas, which is later laid on board. This is for practical reasons – it is lighter to travel with (rolls up in a tube). She works directly from the subject which produces a more spontaneous and exciting painting. For the same reasons she does little in the way of preparatory drawing other than to sketch in the composition. She  works on at  least a dozen or more paintings at a time finding that most subjects can be explored in several different ways e.g different compositions, lighting, scale etc.

Artists accommodation

Welcome to Chateau Puybelliard

Guests have the option of an airport collection service if required.

Arrival will be on Saturday the 7th June or Sunday 15th June with departure on Saturday 14th or Sunday 22nd respectively.

Artists and their partners will experience chateau living at its finest.


Accomodation will be on a Half Board basis but with a packed lunch provided for your excursions.

A Continental breakfast will be served in the State Dining room.

Folowing this the group will be taken to various locations for the days painting.

In the unlikely event of a rainy day Jaqueline will hold her sessions in the Orangerie.

The evenings will be free for your relaxation.

Dinner will again be served in the State Dining room.

Each of the well equipped large bedrooms have british TV or you may wish to chat with your fellow artists in the bar or Drawing Room.

Bathrobes will be provided for that extra touch of luxury.


Excusions can also be made available especially for partners, such as wine tasting. There is a Golf Course within a 30 minute drive plus equestrian activities and stables also within a 30 minute drive. Chantonnay is a short walk away with all its  shops, bars and restaurants.

Book now for our June Artist Holiday Event

Renowned Artist Jaqueline Williams is in residence at the Chateau for two weeks commencing 7th June. Choose one of 2 weeks for your painting holiday. 

Price per person per week inclusive of tuition.

La Chambre du Chatelaine

Price per Artist £1235 

Price for second occupancy £695


Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British TV and Bathrobes provided.

La Chambre du Seigneur

Price per Artist £1235

Price for second occupancy £695

Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British TV and Bathrobes provided.

La Chambre Familiale

Price for Artist £1050

Price for second occupancy £600


Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British TV and Bathrobes provided.

La Chambre du Ciel

Price per Artist £1050

Price for second occupancy £600


Half Board with packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British Tv and Bathrobes provided.

La Chambre Nuance Chatelaine

Price per artist £995

Price for second occupancy £590


Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British Tv and Bathrobes provided.

La Suite du Chatelaine

Price per Artist £1235

Price for second occupancy £695

Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British TV and Bathrobes provided.