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LSAG Art Holiday & Painting with Mark Warner in Devon focusing on Landscapes and Seascapes

22 September - 29 September

22nd -29th September 2024: Holiday
(Arrival from 15:00; departure by 10:00)

23rd – 26th September 2024: Optional Tuition
(From 9:30 – 17:00)


Location: Westcott Barton, Middle Marwood, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4EF

Tutor: Mark Warner

The Law Society’s Art Group (LSAG) art holiday in 2024 for both artists and non-artists is 22nd – 29th September. The holiday is located in a beautiful area of North Devon near the coast with optional art tuition.


The Westcott Barton venue Accommodation is now full.
Any further bookings would need to find own local accommodation, unless someone drops out.
Please check with Hazel via the Art Group email re practicalities before booking.

You may be able to join the group at Westcott Barton for evening meals.
There may be 2 tuition spaces available.


To book subject to contacting Hazel as above: 

  1. For Accommodation & Meals please book your place using the booking form link above to complete a form and email to Westcott Barton, with £100 / person deposit paid to Westcott Barton using Westcott Barton payment details given on the booking form.
    (You can enter and save edits on your form on the screen and download to attach to an email, or print and complete manually, then attach a copy to email Westcott Barton.
    NOTE: You need to email Westcott Barton your competed Online form.)
  2. For Tuition please book your place on the Booking form, but pay a deposit of £50 / person attending the tuition, to the Law Society’s Art Group via BACS (LSAG Bank Account details will be supplied for Tuition payment once you confirm your booking to LSAG.)

The balance of the holiday and tuition will be payable by 26th July, which is 8 weeks before the holiday.
Please read the Terms & Conditions on the Westcott Barton Booking form.
NOTE – Charges are the same per person for those using single or double rooms.
Bookings made after 2023 will be subject to availability. 


BOOKING FORM – Other Items to be Noted:

For clarity in your booking and to ensure key details and any special requests are noted, please could you note them in the Booking Form in the box at the bottom of the form labelled “Any Items to be Noted”. 


  • Name(s) with Tuition, or Non tuition, or Non artist
  • Double or Twin beds if wanted in a shared room
  • Ground floor if needed
  • Shower required, or Bath required
  • Own bathroom essential / Own bathroom preferred / Ensuite bathroom essential (to help with bathroom allocation). 


Dietary and Medical requirements have separate boxes on the form for completion. 



It would also be helpful to notify Hazel Bate at LSAG, the names of those booking and whether you want tuition or not, so we can make sure your booking has been noted and to handle tuition payments.



The holiday will be located at Westcott Barton, a lovely venue near the coast with beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside. 

The venue specialises in hosting workshops, retreats and weddings, with quite a few art courses. 

Westcott Barton website: https://westcottbarton.co.uk/ 

ART TUTOR for those artists that would like tutoring:
A painter, Mark Warner, has been booked for 4 days tuition for those that would like it from 23rd – 26th September. Mark’s focus will be on Landscapes and Seascapes in whatever Medium artists choose to use. 


Mark’s plan is to have four days of painting/sketching tuition. Two days will be out on location using a minibus to sketch, paint, take photos and gather information. The other two days will be used in the studio and out in the lovely grounds at Westcott. There will be daily demonstrations coupled with plenty of 1 to 1 tuition.

Mark has given more information about the holiday tuition and what to bring in the document link below with photos of painting at Westcott, including the studio https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14oqNUaJnhytEeD4UEjBpC-2SKGg131Fu?usp=sharing 

Mark Warner’s website to read more about Mark is: https://www.brushmark.co.uk/ 


Non artists and Artists who choose not to attend tuition, will be left to do what they wish, or organise their own outings / painting amongst themselves. If an artist wishes to have structured painting or painting in a group, then they should join the tuition. 


A 16 seater mini bus with a driver has been booked for 2 of the 4 tuition days which will likely go up to the coast. It will be available for everyone attending the holiday to join in with either of these 2 trips if they wish to. The mini bus is included in the holiday cost.


End of Week Exhibition
There will be a mini exhibition of all artists’ work before dinner on 28th September, our last evening. 



Accommodation consists of a mix of rooms in the main farmhouse and cottages. Some of the bathrooms are separate from the bedrooms. Westcott Barton believes they can allocate most if not all couples with their own bathroom, but some singles will have to share a bathroom. Sharing of bathrooms depends on numbers booking on the holiday and the number of singles booking.
I’m sure everyone would like their own bathroom and Westcott Barton will do their best with allocation. But it would be helpful for those booking to say on their booking form whether your own bathroom is essential or preferred.


Meals – All meals will be included in the cost with breakfast, a packed lunch, and an evening meal with some wine included, with a bar available for further purchases. Tea, coffee and cake will be available at the venue as well.


If you have any questions or need help with booking, please contact Westcott Barton or Hazel Bate via the contact details given above and we look forward to a lovely Art group holiday in 2024. 


Book your place if appropriate after discussing with Hazel via the Art Group email.

Book your space by completing the booking form here.



Accommodation & meals £595/person for 7 days.

Tuition £200 / person for 4 days if 9-10 artists.
The tuition cost will increase proportionately if there are less than 9 artists wanting tuition, but should be less than £300 with the numbers already interested.



LSAG: Hazel via Email: lawsocietyartgroup@gmail.com 
Tel: 07962 811990

Westcott Barton: Howard via Email: enquiries@westcottbarton.co.uk
Tel: 01271 813206 / 07831 235 640 quoting Westcott Barton


Hazel Bate


Westcott Barton, Middle Marwood, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4EF
Westcott Barton, Middle Marwood,
Barnstaple,, North Devon EX31 4EF United Kingdom
View Venue Website