Pamela's Painting Postings - Autumn 2020

Here is my latest Newsletter about everything arty in my life....including past and future Painting Tours (incl a re-scheduled Tour for 2021). I have also included some ideas for what creative activities you can try at home during this Age of Coronavirus.



Paintings for Sale

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Upcoming Events

Creative Art Workshops 2020

Pamela Fairburn's Art Workshops shall be held occasionally during 2020. These will be full-day workshops, each with a different theme. Various techniques will be explored. The aim is to have a full day of painting, commencing with a demonstration, experimentation with materials, tuition with drawing and painting and ending with a positive group evaluation and critique.


The next Workshop will be on:  

[Due to the Coronavirus and Social Distancing all my Workshops have been discontinued at this stage]



'Focus on Fleurieu Peninsular' South Australia Art Tour      Rescheduled for 15-26 March 2021

This 11-night art tour will explore the region south of Adelaide: including the Adelaide Hills, the coastal region of McLaren Vale, the area around Victor Harbor and as far east as the Murray River.

We will be staying at 2 different hotels and venturing out a short way each day to spend time painting at inspiring Hans Heysen's property, ruined jetties, river gums beside the Murray River, wild southern beaches, wetland reeds, grass trees in pristine bushland and much more.

Details for the original 2020 Tour can be found here. A new 2021 itinerary with updated costs will be issued later in 2020.

Here is a link to a comprehensive Photo Album that I have posted on my Facebook can see for yourself our stunning Painting Workshop venues.

If you are interested contact us and we can put you on the Waitlist.










'Greek Islands Painting Odyssey' Art Tour        16 Nights:  12 - 28 May 2021

We are excited to announce that we have put together another wonderful Painting & Art Tour - to Athens, and two Greek Islands.....Milos and Sifnos.

Both these islands are comparatively 'undiscovered' and not on the usual tourist itinerary - so they afford ample opportunities for relaxed painting time. We will be staying 6 nights on each island.....slow travel at its best! coves with a jumble of fishermen's houses, old olive trees, bright painted fishing boats, white washed buildings, colourful bougainvillea, clean clear water, dry stone wall terracing 3,000 years old and shady tavernas for lunch!!

So if this is your idea of a perfect Painting Holiday....block off the dates in your calendar and contact us to secure your place.

2020 Tour details and pricing is available here. (Our 2021 Tour will be almost identical.....revised itinerary and costs to be advised later in 2020). 

Here is a link to a comprehensive Photo Album that I have posted on my Facebook can see for yourself our stunning Painting Workshop venues.

Also, don't just take our word for are some interesting articles from Conde Nast Traveller magazine about the two islands that we will be visiting:

Island of Milos: link

Island of Sifnos: link

April 2020 Update: due to the Coronavirus Pandemic this Tour is being re-scheduled to 12 -28 May 2021.


























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Recent Happenings

'Navigate Nova Scotia' Art Tour             October 2019

Wow, the colours of autumn were stunning.....not to mention the lobsters and seafood chowders! Our group of artists loved all the places that we stayed - Halifax, Annapolis Royal, Trout Point Lodge and Lunenburg. The history, culture and wild environments were all superb. Painting and photography Workshops were enjoyed at docks, botanic gardens, historic forts, fishing ports, lagoonside….all immersed in the vibrant Fall colours.














































Painting Workshop at Longueville Studio     July 2019

A day-long Workshop with the theme 'Contemporary Still Life', explored the historical background of traditional compositions and how to give them the 'Wow' factor in today's paintings.

























Victorian Painting Getaway      March 2019

Over 10 days this small-group tour explored the spectacular Great Ocean Road and the Otways, as well as magical Mornington Peninsular.

Staying 6 nights at Lorne and 4 nights at Red Hill, we ventured out daily to paint at inspiring venues in some of Victoria's most scenic regions.




































'Inspired Minds' Exhibition, Gauge Gallery, Glebe    Oct-Nov 2018

I joined 3 other artists, Marina Bishop, Chrissie Lloyd & Vicki Ratcliff, to mount a joint exhibition of our paintings, prints and mixed-media works.




































Norfolk Island Painting Holiday             October 2018

We led a group of 14 keen painters for a fascinating 7-day stay on unique Norfolk Island.

We enjoyed 5 en plein air Workshops at beautiful locations around the island.



























Painting Workshop at Longueville Studio   June 2018

On the last cold day of June the Studio Courtyard was filled with rugged-up artists. The Workshop theme was 'Figures in the Landscape' and we enjoyed experimenting with watercolour and acrylic paints.








Paint Portugal Art Tour    April 2018

A group of 17 of us toured from Lisbon into medieval Portugal for 16 wonderful days.

We visited Lisbon, Tomar, Vila Vicosa and Evora and enjoyed nine painting Workshops and much conviviality along the way.


























Painting Workshop at Longueville Studio    February 2018

A Workshop was held at my Studio: 'Water Themes - Water Mediums'

Everyone enjoyed learning new techniques in a fun and convivial atmosphere.
Photos of the Workshop can be viewed here.


Painting Workshops at Longueville Studio    August & Oct 2017

One-day workshops were held at my Studio:

August: 'Landscapes - Trees & Rocks'

October: 'Layered Landscapes....a Journey with Mixed Media'

Photos of the Workshops can be viewed here.


'Journeys' Exhibition at the Royal Art Society   August 2017

I was part of a successful 4-artist exhibition of paintings at the Lavender Bay Gallery, North Sydney. Artists included Susanna Chen Chow, Kay McFarlane, Hiren Patel and myself.

Photos of the Opening Night and the Artist's talks can be viewed here.


Art Escape Kangaroo Island

Reunion and Book Launch    June 2017

It was great catching up with everyone from the Kangaroo Island Painting Holiday held earlier this year.

Over lunch everyone was able to reminisce and enjoy the memories of a great painting tour whilst thumbing through the Tour photobook.

Photos from the Reunion can be viewed here.




'Precious White' Antarctica Painting Exhibition    May 2017

Opening Night photos at Gallery Lane Cove can be viewed here.


Paintings from the exhibition are still for sale and can be view in the Online Catalogues:

Precious White Paintings: Watercolours on Paper

Precious White Paintings: Acrylic and Collage on Canvas


Please contact me regarding painting sales.


Art Escape Kangaroo Island Painting Tour   March 2017

'Exploration, Experimentation & Expression' was the theme for this wonderful art tour to Kangaroo Island. 14 of us painted, explored, sampled and generally enjoyed the wonderful & unique environment of KI.

View photos from Part 1 of the tour - the western end of the KI, including our Wilderness Retreat, the Remarkables, Admirals Arch, Hanson Bay & Seal Bay.

View photos from Part 2 of the Tour - Parndana, Stokes Bay, Figtree restaurant, Reeves Point, American River, Bernie Stonor Studio & Duck Lagoon.


Courtyard Art Lunch December 2016

Artists, students & travelling companions all gathered for a Lunch in the Courtyard at Woodford Studio. Everyone bought a piece of work that they had created during 2016 for a 'show and tell'.

Photos from the Lunch can be viewed here.


'Paint Paradise' Painting Holiday in Savusavu, Fiji    October 2016

Our week-long visit to Fiji was thoroughly enjoyed by all the artists and non-artists alike. We enjoyed visiting & painting its exotic locations: beautiful beaches, stunning waterfall, local villages, the yacht club in Savusavu. Our friendly hosts at the Daku Resort met our every need and even called us 'family'.

View photos from Day 1 - Arriving at Nadi

View photos from Day 2 - Arriving Savusavu | Welcome Ceremony
View photos from Day 3 - Painting at Daku Resort | Evening Evaluation

View photos from Day 4 - En Plein Air Painting at Rain Tree | Tapa Making Demonstration | Fiji Pearl Display

View photos from Day 5 - 'Portraits & Patterns' Workshop | Vuadomo Waterfall | Dinner at Copra Shed

View photos from Day 6 - En Plein Air Painting at Bulikula Beach | School Visit | Evening Evaluation

View photos from Day 7 - En Plein Air Painting at Copra Shed, Savusavu | Meke (dance) at Village

View photos from Day 8 - Pearl Farm Visit | Exhibition & Awards Nights | Farewell Ceremony

View photos from Day 9 - Cruise ship comes to Savusavu


Painting Workshops at Longueville Studio    June, July & November 2016

One-day Watercolour and Acrylic Landscape Workshops were held at my Studio. The workshops were limited to 8 participants who enjoyed exploring new techniques in a fun and convivial atmosphere.

Photos of the workshops can be viewed here.


'Paint Sicily' Art & Painting Tour   April - May 2016

Two weeks of painting and touring southern Sicily were enjoyed in perfect spring weather. We loved our 12thC rural retreat near Ragusa with its stone courtyards and carob trees. We marvelled at the well-preserved Greek temples at Agrigento. The island of Ortygia city was our base for painting workshops amongst its ancient buildings. We finished our Tour in the vibrant hill-top town of Taormina which afforded opportunities to paint & drawing in the Greek theatre and to visit volcanic Mt Etna.

View the Art Tour photo albums below:

View photos from the Catania section of the tour here.

View photos from the Ragusa section of the tour here.
View photos from the Ortygia section of the tour here.

View photos from the Taormina section of the tour here.