Welcome to North West Highlands Art Painting Courses

North West Highlands Art provides the ultimate in painting courses. Set in the stunning landscape of the Scottish Highlands, Mark and Gillian Pattinson will make you feel a welcome guest at their family home in the coastal village of Achintraid. From mixed media to watercolour, there are a variety of different courses from which to choose, suiting students of all levels and practices.

Every course seeks to develop and challenge your technique through active learning led by our world-renowned tutors. Whether it is the ancient hills of Applecross, whitewashed cottages and boats, or a dramatic Scottish sky, you will never be at a loss for inspiration. The light and colours, combined with the history and romance of the Scottish Highlands, make it the most dynamic place to paint.

Non-painters and dogs are very welcome (though no dogs in the house or studio). Non-painters may accompany the painters wherever they go to paint. This is a wonderful walking area and Lochcarron boasts one of Scotland’s first 9 hole golf courses. Loch and sea fishing may also be arranged. For garden lovers, Attadale Gardens and National Trust for Scotland’s Inverewe Gardens should not be missed. Other places to visit include Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton – a picturesque yachting village, the Isle of Skye, Lochcarron Weavers, craft shops and local inns serving the best local seafood.