Dalvaro Art offers the ideal painting venue for tutors to bring their own groups or groups of painting friends who just want to have a great time painting together, while staying in quality accommodation on a full board basis.
We provide the accommodation, the food, the drink, a fully equipped studio, transport to locations for plein aire painting or sketching. A purposely landscaped garden environment with swimming pool, tennis court and petanque terrain.
What would be better than to be able to go away with other artists and work in locations found and suggested by artists for artists, and have like-minded people to sit and eat meals with while discussing the days artwork.
Our painting venue, and home, “Las Orquideas” is the ideal location, not only for organised painting holidays and workshops, but also for “peer group painting breaks”.
That is for painters of any level who would just like to be able go away with friends and other artists, relax and work at their own pace, in an area and have like-minded people to sit and eat meals with and review the art done during the day.
At the same time always have someone at hand with the local knowledge who would show them to the best local painting sites, without wasting time wandering around lost.
The gardens at “Las Orquideas” have been specifically landscaped with the artist in mind.
With many small private, shaded areas to sit and paint or sketch. The planting has been evolved to allow distant views, from the terraces and from between the plants and trees, across the valley, over the rooftops of the local town to the mountain ranges beyond.
Within the garden there is a swimming pool, tennis court and a petanque terrain for those relaxing times when the paintbrushes and pencils are at rest.
Most importantly though is the fully equipped studio, which is available anytime, especially for the early starters and late finishers, as well as for finalising your artwork, in the ideal environment.
Be inspired by stunning views over the Olive and Orange groves between the famous medieval village of La Valle D’Albaida, the ancient castle town, and Spanish home of the Borgia's, the castle of Xativa, the Valencian rice fields of L’Albufera, traditional markets and the unspoilt hidden villages of the Valencian Community.
Visit the wonderful old town of Bocairent, known as the Living Rock, due to the closeness of the houses built on the hillside, including the Visigoth monastery caves, carved into the solid rock.
Paint the sunsets and views across La Albuferra, the lake which feeds the Valencian rice fields, the product of which goes to make the infamous Valencian Paella.
Tourism is still small scale in inland Valencia, adding to its appeal for artists.
Paint in and around ‘off the beaten track’ villages, and a diversity of natural habitats, deeply wooded valleys of pine and oak trees which are interspersed with the mountains and sierras, which in turn are covered with juniper bushes.
While closer to the coast the typical Mediterranean garrigue of rosemary, thyme, sage, wild asparagus and fennel are found. The coastal resorts of Gandia, Denia and La Port Soplaya offer alternative painting locations for those wanting to diversify their artwork. Or perhaps even a days visit to the Biopark de Valencia to sketch and paint live animals from around the world.