Update on our Future Art Tours 2019 - 20

Here is a link to a flyer about our upcoming Art Canada, South Australia and the Greek Islands.

Something for everyone!


Paintings For Sale

View the Online Catalogue of my paintings for sale.


Upcoming Events

Creative Art Workshops 2019

Pamela Fairburn's Art Workshops shall be held occasionally during 2019. 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:  

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Bookings now being taken (spaces are strictly limited).



'Navigate Nova Scotia' Painting Tour       October 2019

Join us on a 14-day painting tour to stunning Nova Scotia, Canada. For an artist October is the perfect time to experience the landscape as it begins to change to its rich Autumn colours.

We start in maritime Halifax with many opportunities to paint around the harbour boardwalks, as well as its historic Citadel and Public Gardens.









Navigating to the west we arrive at Annapolis Royal which has some of the oldest timber buildings in Canada and a charming streetscape which is now a National Historic District. Our painting Workshops will include a visit to a fort from the 1700's and  a captivating historic garden.

We then travel inland to Trout Point where we will enjoy exclusive use of a luxury wilderness resort nestled in a Biosphere Reserve.  During our relaxed stay our Workshops will be inspired by the pristine surrounds, with its unique wetlands, mossy rivulets, forest walks and tranquil lakes.

Setting course for the coast again we arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, with its original buildings from the 18th & 19th centuries. There will be plenty of time for our Workshops in this nautical environment.

Returning to Halifax via the South Shore, we will discover lighthouses such as the famous Peggy's Cove Light and explore the rugged coastline with its vibrant yellow seaweed kelp.

We hope you can join us on this Painting Tour to Canada ...… to 'Navigate Nova Scotia'.

Tour details can be found here. Bookings are nearly if you are interested act fast!! 


'Focus on Fleurieu Peninsular' South Australia Art Tour      March 2020

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 Tour can be found here.

June 2019 Update: This tour has proved very popular with our arty clients and was virtually booked out before it was officially the moment we only have 2 places still available. 










'Greek Island Painting Odyssey' Art Tour        16 Nights:  20 May - 5 June 2020

We are excited to announce that we are putting 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 with your 'expression of interest'. That way you will be amongst the first to receive the details and booking form when they are available.


























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Recent Happenings

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.


Art Christmas Lunch   December 2015

30 good friends, students, artists and Tour Participants enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Ironwood, Woolwich.

Photos from the lunch can be viewed here.


'Paint Our River' Workshop   November 2015

I was asked by Lane Cove Council to facilitate a Workshop as part of their new Festival by the River. The workshop was run 4.00 -7:30pm in Aquatic Park, Longueville, beside the beautiful Lane Cove River.

Photos from the workshop and some of the participants' works can be viewed here.


Victorian Art Venture   October 2015

Ten days of painting and touring in Central Victoria were enjoyed by our 15 tour members. Taking advantage of beautiful Spring weather we visited and painted in Woodend, Hanging Rock, Hepburn Springs, Maldon and Daylesford. We enjoyed great camaraderie and stayed in stunning hotels.

View the Tour photo albums below.

Day 1 - Gisborne Peak Winery & Campaspe House, Woodend

Day 2 - Duneira and Mt Macedon ....incl the Nymph in the Cemetery

Day 3 - Hanging Rock; Cedar Rise Farm; High Tea at Robyn's House & Studio

Day 4 - Painting in Gardens at Campaspe House; Painting at Cloud 9 Farm; Visiting Kyneton

Day 5 - Painting & Drawing at Trentham Railway Station; visit to Red Beard Bakery & Trentham Falls; Dinner at Bellinzona

Day 6 - Pumping Water at Hepburn Springs; Painting at Lavandula

Day 7 - Chocolate Mill visit; Dry Stone walls at Yandoit; historic Maldon; visit & tour at Castlemaine Art Gallery

Day 8 - Taking the waters at Hepburn Springs Bathhouse & Spa; painting & collage at Bellinzona; dinner at Grande Hotel

Day 9 - Visit Convent Gallery & Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens; painting at Boathouse, Lake Daylesford; settle into Lake House

Day 10 - Visit Allan Wolf-Tasker's Studio; paint in grounds at Lake House; Exhibition of our Works; Jennifer's 60th & our Farewell Dinner

Day 11 - Final Breakfast at Lake House

Mt Macedon POEMS written during the Tour by Sue Mackenzie


Colours of America Tour: Exhibition & Reunion   September 2015

The reunion and exhibition of participants Works from our recent Colours of America Tour was held on a stunning Spring day at my Longueville Studio and 'pop-up' Gallery. We also handed out the 'Colours of Our Journey' photo book to the members of the tour as a momento of the wonderful Tour we all enjoyed. View the photos from the day here: Colours of America Exhibition.


Colours of America Art & Painting Tour   May - June 2015

A 15 day tour of the spectacular canyon desert landscapes of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico allowed the 17 tour members to paint and draw at scenic Grand Canyon, the red canyons of Sedona and adobe Santa Fe. Half the group then enjoyed a 4 day extension Tour to New York City to paint in Central Park and take in iconic galleries such as the MET, MoMA and the new Whitney.

View photos from the Las Vegas section of the tour here.

View photos from the Grand Canyon section of the tour here.

View photos from the Sedona section of the tour here.

View photos from the Santa Fe section of the tour here.

View photos from the New York section of the tour here.