UK Weekend Painting Breaks

Enjoy a Norfolk Skies Painting Break, a Holiday, Demonstration or Workshop (dates in the right-hand panel)

You’ll really enjoy one of Frank’s weekend Painting Breaks. Frank paints for sheer enjoyment – with a loose, bold, big brush style. He loves to be free and unstructured, but even though he bends the rules, he is a subtle teacher and an innovative Master. His classes are practical, they’re fun, and with his expert eye they guide students of all abilities to achieve memorable results.

Painting Breaks are run over a weekend and are limited to just four people, to ensure that everyone benefits from individual tuition. They are held at Frank's home studio in Cromer, a picturesque Norfolk seaside town twenty miles from Norwich.

Whilst Frank will be your teacher and part-time entertainer, the hospitality you will enjoy is provided with an unerring sense of style by his lovely wife Carol (probably the only one who can control his exuberance!).

Painting on Location

End of day critique

You'll spend most of your time painting on location at some of the most beautiful places in the Norfolk countryside - using the studio only when the weather is bad.

And after a full day, there are many excellent local restaurants around Cromer offering a variety of culinary styles for an enjoyable dinner. We can also recommend the Grove quality B&B for your overnightaccommodation - so you're sure to be comfortable!


Non-painting partners are more than welcome as there are endless things to do in Norwich, the Broads and the North Norfolk coast.

Spoil yourself and join Frank for a wonderful painting break in the area made famous by Cotman, Seago and Middleton.

Arrive on Friday evening, ready for your course to start on Saturday morning and finishing Sunday late PM.

Click to see Frank painting at Doyles!
Frank painting at the famous Doyles Restaurant in Watsons Bay, Sydney - with audience.

Frank in his Studio


To book Frank for a workshop or a demonstration at your art society or other group meeting, please visit the 'Contact Us' page.


Weekend Painting Breaks 2018

Unfortunately, because Frank's cruising programme now takes up so much of his time, he is unable to offer a fixed programme of Painting Breaks for 2018 as in previous years.

However, you can still book a weekend break on an ad-hoc basis, as long as you can assemble a group of at least 4 people. For availability ether contact Frank direct by email

at frank@norfolk or use the

Painting Breaks Booking Form*.

(Requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader).


So, why not enjoy a weekend in sunny Cromer, with expert tuition over two days!  Frank caters for all standards of painter, including absolute beginners.


For Quality B&B in Cromer, we recommend the Grove

Details & Prices are on their





Cruise Dates 2018

Join Frank's classes on any of the following cruises in 2018. You don't have to do the whole cruise - you can just join for the segment that appeals to you. See


21st March to 2nd April 2018 -

13 Days Northern Lights
Teaching Art on P&O Cruise Ship - Oriana

23rd May to 11th June 2018 - 20 Days

Teaching Art on P&O Cruise Ship - Oriana



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About Frank