A painting week at Dalvaro Art with Sue Bradley in 2017

Course title:

Watercolour for Beginners and Improvers


Arrival day; Sunday April 30th 

Departure day Saturday May 6th                                                                

This painting holiday is organised by Dalvaro Art in conjunction with the painting tutor Sue Bradley.


Final room availability on this watercolour painting couse


The painting holiday venue is the home of Loli and Harold. The villa “Las Orquideas” overlooks the rural pueblo of Benigànim and the Valle D’Albaida, Valencia, Spain. This area of rural Spain set amidst the orange and olive groves is also an area of vineyards and fine wines. Being almost central between the main airports of Alicante and Valencia it is well situated for visits to many of the ancient Moorish towns, both inland and on the coast, well away from the touristic areas usually associated with the Costa Brava, making for ideal locations for any artist. 


 ‘Las Orquideas’ is a colonial style, white villa with magnificent views across the valley to the mountain range of Benicadell, the sierra de Marriola and several towns in the Valle D’Albaida.

The very well-appointed villa’s accommodation comprises two twin and two double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. With a further three twin bedrooms and two double bedrooms, all private and en suite, in a separate annex. An enclosed naiya, which includes a self-service breakfast/snack bar area, plus an outside summer kitchen, plus, of course, many outside dining areas.



Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals, with drinks, are all included within the cost of this painting holiday.

The well-planned and beautifully landscaped gardens surround the villa and cover an area of 5000 square metres or just over 1 acre and offer many shaded and reflective places to sit, paint, read or just relax and take in the tranquil surroundings. For the more athletic, there is the opportunity to play tennis or petanque (boules) as well as the use of the cascade swimming pool.

The villa is well situated for walking, hiking, cycling, photography etc. particularly for any non-painting partners. 


Sue Bradley

Sue Bradley worked as a scientist for many years, before training as a primary teacher in science, art, design and technology. Now Sue tutors adults at weekly painting classes, and provides workshops and demos to art clubs and societies
Sue Bradley has had paintings selected for major exhibitions including the 2012 Artist and Leisure Painter magazine annual Open Exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham and the Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London. This will be Sue’s third visit to Dalvaro. 

Sue’s painting journey began as a teenager with oils and ‘poster paints’. She has painted in most mediums, including acrylics and on-glaze bone china and porcelain. Sue’s favourite medium these days is watercolour, “as I love its freshness and vibrancy”. She enjoys ‘traditional’ landscape scenes while also being very interested in creating pattern and textural effects and experimenting with semi-abstract themes. Her favourite subjects are landscape, flowers and animals. The superb studio facilities coupled with the magnificent scenery around Las Orquideas act as inspiration to all of Sue’s classes. Sue’s approach to tutoring is for everyone to relax, enjoy, progress individually and above all, have fun! This holiday is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced painter wishing to improve in relaxed environment. 

Please feel free to contact Sue direct if you would like more information about her previous visits to Dalvaro art. suebradley5@sky.com or visit her website; www.suebradleyart.co.uk


Painter single €1360      

2 painters shared €2595     

1 painter + 1 non painter €2400

Our guarantee of NON-CANCELLATION applies to all our holidays. For more information.

            To book this holiday or ask for more information please contact Loli Alvaro lolialvaro@dalvaro.es



To see the art course guide please follow the link below:

This is a guideline only as sometimes matters outside our control force changes to be made.


Painter single €1360      

2 painters shared €2595     

1 painter + 1 non painter €2400


The prices quoted include;

Airport transfers at the stated times. 

Please note:   Transfers outside these times will incur an extra charge of 50€ per person. 

Six breakfasts, five lunches and six evening meals all with drinks included, anytime snacks and drinks available Monday to Friday.

Please note:    Extra payments will be asked, per person, for; extra nights stay including breakfast 70€, lunches 12.50€ and evening meals 15.50€  

Sufficient paper and paints will be supplied to complete the course. 

Please note:   Any extra paper or paints can be purchased from the studio, as can brushes, pencils etc. if required. 

Easels, folding chairs, sunshades, drawing boards and water pots are all freely available for your use during the course.  

Our guarantee of NON-CANCELLATION applies to all our holidays. For more information.


            To book this holiday or ask for more information please contact Loli Alvaro lolialvaro@dalvaro.es  or use the form on the following page