Freedom in Painting Competition

Win a place on a 5 day ‘Freedom in Painting’ course in Port Isaac,  Cornwall

Great Art are proud to announce an exciting opportunity to win a place on a 5 day ‘Freedom in Painting’  course, 14th-18th May 2018 in fabulous Port Isaac, Cornwall with inspirational artist and tutor Ashley Hanson, a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.

Port Isaac – North Cornwall’s jewel, with its small harbour and whitewashed cottages, set in a spectacular rugged coastal landscape, is of course the fictitious Port Wenn in TV’s Doc Martin.

The first day will be spent on location in and around Port Isaac and fabulous nearby Trebarwith Strand with its’ surging tides and dramatic rock formations. The next four days will be devoted to painting in the light and spacious studio, Port Isaac Village Hall (only a five minute walk from the harbour, shops and cafes), which has a seated front lawn with sea glimpses and a great viewpoint for outside working.

In the studio, Ashley will help artists develop their paintings and find their own personal interpretation of the coastal landscape.  Colour, mark-making, space and composition are all areas that will be explored and there will be plenty of time for one-to-one tuition. During the course Ashley will also discuss the work of other artists and demonstrate many tips and techniques.

This fantastic prize includes 5 days tuition outdoors and in the studio plus £150 worth of art materials supplied by GreatArt. We would also like to invite the winner to write about their ‘Freedom in Painting’ experiance for inclusion in the GreatArt magazine later this year.

Please note that accommodation and other travel expenses are not included and a reasonable level of fitness is required as there is some steep walking in and around Port Isaac.

Ashley looks forward to welcoming the winner of the competition onto this popular course.

How to Enter

Please visit the link below and complete the online form with the details required by midnight on 12th March 2018.


Competition Terms & Conditions
Entries must be received by midnight on 12th March 2018. The winner will be selected at random and contacted by email. The winner must claim their prize within 2 weeks. The prize includes 5 days tuition and £150 worth of art materials to be chosen by the winner from the GreatArt range available online at Please note that accommodation and travel expenses are not included. Winners must be available to attend the course on the 14th to the 18th May 2018. Prize cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash or monetary value.

About Ashley

Ashley Hanson is a Cornwall based artist whose work is influenced by the coastal landscapes and his travels around the USA. His work has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Discerning Eye, he is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and a renowned colourist.

Ashley is also an experienced teacher and runs several very popular courses each year in Cornwall and Kent under the banner ‘Freedom in Painting’.

In 2018, Ashley will also be hosting three, six day courses in Porthleven in the far west of Cornwall, based in the magical Old Lifeboat House studio on the harbour’s edge.  In addition, there are two shorter ‘Freedom in Painting’ courses in Faversham, Kent in March and September.

To find out more about Ashley Hanson’s Freedom in Painting course in Port Isaac and other courses for 2018 see here .

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