Art Courses

Paul Riley Art Courses Photo Owen Tozer

Paul is the founder and lead tutor of Coombe Farm Studios, a rural art centre dedicated to growing creativity, where he lives and teaches on residential painting retreats. 

Coombe Farm Studios has been running for over 35 years and Paul teaches alongside other professional artists working in painting, printmaking, drawing and ceramics.

The tutored retreats focus on developing your skills and techniques, so you can advance your painting in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Subjects include flower painting, landscapes and Paul’s eastern approach to brushwork. 

Coombe is located in rural Devon, on the coast near Dartmouth and the village of Dittisham in designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Courses run year-round and facilities include the painting studio, workshop spaces for printmaking and ceramics and residential accommodation.

All of Paul’s upcoming courses are below, but for more information about the Coombe Farm Studios and to book a retreat see or contact Lara.

Waterscapes by the Dart

On this course we will spend 5 days exploring the beautiful river Dart starting with the stream at Coombe Farm…

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Watercolour Painting “The Way of the Brush”

Understanding your tools and their uses will release the potential of your creative mind, for you will paint with greater…

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Trees for all Seasons

The five day course aims to look at trees in all their magnificence throughout the seasons with the opportunity to…

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Flowers – Vibrant and free

I have to say I still love painting flowers in all media. Outside we already have snowdrops, primroses and hellebores…

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Watercolour abstract landscapes

This course is designed to explore the process of abstracting from the figurative world of nature. Then, by careful editing…

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