Cheryl Smith


I host art painting holidays (non-painting partners welcome too) in Portugal's beautiful Algarve. We are listed as No 2 on Simon Heptinstall's Best 10 Art Escapes feature in the February's Mail Online as our riverside art holiday is perfect for plein air painting and exploring the Algarve countryside in Southern Europe. Our local qualified artist, Tracy-Jane, has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art as Social Practice from Wolverhampton University and then went on to achieve teaching qualifications in further education. Tracy-Jane is a member of Algarve Society of Artists and a Professional Member of the S.A.A. Tracy-Jane likes to capture life and energy in her work and has a passion for sharing her knowledge and skills through tutorials and demonstrations, and has her own step by step lessons in the series “Pick up a Paintbrush”, a regular feature that can be found quarterly online in the Algarve Artist magazine. I (Cheryl) am passionate about Portugal; holidaying, exploring, experiencing new creative hobbies, good food, joyful living, well-being and mindful connection, especially with regard to a healthy work-life balance. Having visited the Algarve for more than 20 years I am keen to share my Algarve experience with you as I love to explore the area, find new beaches, restaurants and activities, visit the traditional villages nearby. During your free time you won't be at a loss at what to or if you prefer relax at our infinity pool with jaw-dropping views of the Funcho dam and river area.