Thailand Painting Holidays

paint on the banks of the Mekong River

A wonderful combination of painting tuition and Thai culture in a small guest house on the banks of the Mekong River at Phon Phisai in NE Thailand.  During the dry cool months of October to January each year the guesthouse provides a combination of painting tuition and Thai rural culture experience to 4 guests each week.

The visits are individually tailored to provide the level of tuition and Thai experience that each visitor seeks.  This website contains details of the tuition, experiences and facilities together with prices and booking facilities. 

 

Reviews by visitors to Thailand Painting Holidays

So far all our guests who have stayed on holiday with us have given us 5 star reviews and we have seventeen 5 star reviews in TripAdvisor.  Everybody seems to find something different during their stay with us.  These are some of their comments.  I hope that some day you will stay with us and find your magic on the banks of the Mekong River in Isaan (NE Thailand)

Jack came from Ireland to stay with Thailand Painting Holidays.  He wanted to loosen up, become more imaginative and explore new techniques in his painting.  He succeeded brilliantly. Click to read his review.

Jack came from Ireland to stay with Thailand Painting Holidays.  He wanted to loosen up, become more imaginative and explore new techniques in his painting.  He succeeded brilliantly. Click to read his review.

Frances came from Hong Kong for a holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays and we all had a great time together.  Click to read her review.

Frances came from Hong Kong for a holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays and we all had a great time together.  Click to read her review.

Rohan stayed on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays for two weeks and had a fantastic holiday.  Click to read his review.

Rohan stayed on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays for two weeks and had a fantastic holiday.  Click to read his review.

Amanda stayed on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays for a week and enjoyed the food and culture. She finished this painting and it hangs in her living room.  Click to read her review.

Amanda stayed on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays for a week and enjoyed the food and culture.
She finished this painting and it hangs in her living room.  Click to read her review.

Helen is an accomplished artist who stayed on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays for three weeks as 'Artist in Residence'.  Apart from lots of painting she roamed far and wide around the town and got to know Phon Phisai really well.  Click to read her review.

Helen is an accomplished artist who stayed on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays for three weeks as 'Artist in Residence'.  Apart from lots of painting she roamed far and wide around the town and got to know Phon Phisai really well.  Click to read her review.

Lawrence has come all the way from Glasgow for a holiday painting with us every one of the four  years since we opened and he is planning to return this year.  Click to read his review

Lawrence has come all the way from Glasgow for a holiday painting with us every one of the four  years since we opened and he is planning to return this year.  Click to read his review

Racheal spent Christmas on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays and did some inspirational painting.  As a Buddhist, Racheal was fascinated by the Thai culture.  Click to read her review.

Racheal spent Christmas on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays and did some inspirational painting.  As a Buddhist, Racheal was fascinated by the Thai culture.  Click to read her review.

Every picture tells a story.  Contrary to appearances Susan had no problems with the Thai police.  The house next door to us is occupied by several Thai police who appear to be responsible for environmental protection and the river (possibly smuggling).  They are lovely men very friendly and happy to imbibe any strange foreign drinks we give them.  Once a month they dress in full uniform and in the morning spread a variety of food and drink at a shrine on the river bank next to our house.  They stand in silence and give their respects to the Mekong spirits.  To us this is superstition but to Thai people the spirits are 100% real.  Now you might think that they would leave the delicious food and Thai Whisky for the spirits but, pragmatic as always, they take it back to the house to consume it.  They were very happy to pose with Susan in front of their gifts to the Naga.  Click to read her review.    

Every picture tells a story.  Contrary to appearances Susan had no problems with the Thai police.  The house next door to us is occupied by several Thai police who appear to be responsible for environmental protection and the river (possibly smuggling).  They are lovely men very friendly and happy to imbibe any strange foreign drinks we give them.  Once a month they dress in full uniform and in the morning spread a variety of food and drink at a shrine on the river bank next to our house.  They stand in silence and give their respects to the Mekong spirits.  To us this is superstition but to Thai people the spirits are 100% real.  Now you might think that they would leave the delicious food and Thai Whisky for the spirits but, pragmatic as always, they take it back to the house to consume it.  They were very happy to pose with Susan in front of their gifts to the Naga.  Click to read her review.

 

 

Susan and Steve, Donna and Darryl together with Donna's brother Peter had a fabulous holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays.  They went everywhere and did everything.  They cut rice with sickles, loved the markets, tried all the local foods including insects, climbed mountains and made friends with locals.  Susan and Steve are planning to stay with us again this year  Click to see their reviews.

Susan and Steve, Donna and Darryl together with Donna's brother Peter had a fabulous holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays.  They went everywhere and did everything.  They cut rice with sickles, loved the markets, tried all the local foods including insects, climbed mountains and made friends with locals.  Susan and Steve are planning to stay with us again this year  Click to see their reviews.

Lydia and Paul stayed on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays after a long trip around SE Asia.  They wanted to wind down and relax by the Mekong.  Lydia worked hard on her paintings and did some good work learning new oil pastel mixed media and oils techniques. Paul sorted out his photos from the trip and they both had some great experiences.  Click to read their reviews.

Lydia and Paul stayed on holiday with us at Thailand Painting Holidays after a long trip around SE Asia.  They wanted to wind down and relax by the Mekong.  Lydia worked hard on her paintings and did some good work learning new oil pastel mixed media and oils techniques. Paul sorted out his photos from the trip and they both had some great experiences.  Click to read their reviews.

Peter is a professional photographer and artist.  He stayed with us for three weeks at Thailand Painting Holidays and had a wonderful time.  He hired a motor scooter to drive around Phon Phisai and we took him on many fantastic trips.  He took many lovely photos and made lots of friends.  He says his stay with us changed his life and has come back several times.  This was the first time we had a guest stay for several weeks and there are so many interesting things to do that I would always recommend at least two weeks stay if you can.  Click to read Peter's review

Peter is a professional photographer and artist.  He stayed with us for three weeks at Thailand Painting Holidays and had a wonderful time.  He hired a motor scooter to drive around Phon Phisai and we took him on many fantastic trips.  He took many lovely photos and made lots of friends.  He says his stay with us changed his life and has come back several times.  This was the first time we had a guest stay for several weeks and there are so many interesting things to do that I would always recommend at least two weeks stay if you can.  Click to read Peter's review

Reviews on Google

Reviews on Google

Paul is my Canadian cousin and he has stayed with us in the village several times before but this is the first time he has stayed with us in our guest house, Thailand Painting Holidays.  He loved the new place and enjoyed going back to the village and meeting old friends.  We went for a trip down the Mekong River and discovered lovely Wats hidden in the mountains.  Click to read Paul's interesting review.

Paul is my Canadian cousin and he has stayed with us in the village several times before but this is the first time he has stayed with us in our guest house, Thailand Painting Holidays.  He loved the new place and enjoyed going back to the village and meeting old friends.  We went for a trip down the Mekong River and discovered lovely Wats hidden in the mountains.  Click to read Paul's interesting review.

Charles and Majo (on the right) had a great holiday with us and especially enjoyed visiting Waree's village.  Click to read their review.  

Charles and Majo (on the right) had a great holiday with us and especially enjoyed visiting Waree's village.  Click to read their review.  

A review of Thailand Painting Holiday in the Timeout Magazine

A review of Thailand Painting Holidays