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. 

 

Painting Tutor

Our tutor at Thailand Painting Holidays is Jeremy Holton, a professional artist with 20 year's experience

Jeremy's website is at jeremyholton.com also at most social media.  See our Contact Page for details.

During your vacation you will be able to work with Jeremy on an invaluable personal basis

Opening of an exhibition of paintings by Jeremy Holton in Fremantle Western Australia

TV interview with Jeremy in his Studio

Another TV interview of Jeremy in his studio

A selection of Jeremy's work is available on this website here

The full collection is in his website Peach Tree Gallery which is the oldest web gallery in the world.

Jeremy Holton CV and Bio

Jeremy was born in England and has had a very varied career as a geologist in Africa and Australia, a town planner in Kent, a Senior IT executive with the worlds largest mining company and for a consortium of the major oil companies, a management consultant, an orchardist, a professional artist and teacher.

After graduating in England, Jeremy worked as a Town Planner in the UK, a Geologist in East Africa and Australia, an Information Technology executive in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and subsequently a management consultant. He works mainly in his studio in the Eastern Hills of Perth, Western Australia.  He also runs an arts guest house on the banks of the Mekong River in Phon Phisai  NE Thailand

He studied for the Diploma of Art at the Claremont School of Art, in Perth.

In 1994 he held his first solo exhibition of Pilbara landscapes at Woodside Petroleum in Perth and Karratha. Since then he has had highly successful annual exhibitions at galleries in Perth and exhibited in Broome, Yallingup, Mandurah, Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns, UK and the USA.

His paintings have been used in several books, CDs and magazines for publishers including the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Michigan University Press, the New York Art Guide and Palette Magazine.

Jeremy’s influences include Lloyd Rees, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Klimt, the Fauves, Lucian Freud, Arthur Boyd, John Perceval, Brett Whitely, Chagall, Garry Shead, Fred Williams, Stanley Spencer and Paula Rego .

His work is always innovative and with an enthusiasm and passion for art he concurrently develops several themes both painterly and conceptual.  His work is characterised by movement, colour and wit.

Jeremy works mainly in acrylic and oil on canvas or cotton rag paper using a wide range of techniques from rough brushing in which he drags paint across the canvas to the glow of multiple translucent glazes.

Jeremy is continually experimenting and developing new ideas so that his work covers a wide range of subject matter and techniques.

These include landscapes/townscapes which capture the essence of Western Australia, nudes and flower studies.

His figures within landscape are allegorical, often ambiguous and sometimes whimsical.  His flower studies and landscapes are often decorative and colourful.

Characteristically these works communicate to people in different ways as they interpret them from the source of their own experience and emotions.

Jeremy's work is represented in many private and public collections, both in Australia and internationally.

In March 1995 he established the first Internet art gallery in Australia, at http://www.peachtreegallery.com.  The gallery contains images of nearly 1,000 of Jeremy’s paintings, with free downloadable posters of many and exhibition catalogues.  You can view  a video of Jeremy, join his mailing list or blog.

Jeremy teaches art and is available to judge art shows.

Contact details:

Email: jeremyholton@gmail.com

Mobile/text message: +66 92 034 7642

User name for Skype, Yahoo, Facebook  Flickr and Twitter Linkedin: jeremyholton

Google: jeremyholton@gmail.com

Blog about art painting and Thailand http://jeremyholton.blogspot.com/

Jeremy Holton Bio

1940 Born   in Dunstable, England

1965-66 Geologist   in Dar-es Salaam and Dodoma, Tanzania, East Africa

1966-67 Town   Planner in Kent, England

1967-69 Geologist,   with BHP in Whyalla, South Australia

1969-70 Trained   in Information Technology by BHP in Wollongong in NSW

1970-77 Established   and managed IT support for exploration, mining and petroleum business units   for BHP.  Regularly travelled around   Australia to support mining sites

1977-87 Seconded   to Woodside in Perth.  Established and   managed IT function for the NW Shelf Gas Project during feasibility,   construction and operation phases of project

1987-99 Management   Consultant with accounting firm Ernst & Young.

1989-99 Owner   manager commercial stone fruit orchard in Mount Helena, Perth Hills.

1993-99 Artist   with part time management consultant and orchardist.

March 1995 Established   the first Internet World Wide Web galleries in Australia (Peach Tree Gallery,   http://www.peachtreegallery.com).

1999 to date Full   time artist

2004 to 2006 Moved   to Thailand where her established studio

2006-date Returned   to Australia to care for elderly parents.    Established studio in Perth Hills while maintaining studio in Thailand

Medium Acrylic,   oil, oil pastels and inks on canvas and paper

Subject matter Landscapes,   flowers, nudes and works from imagination.

Studies 1988-94   Studied for Diploma of Art at Claremont School of Art in Perth

Influences Lloyd   Rees, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Klimt, the Fauvres, Lucian Freud, Arthur Boyd, Sidney   Nolan, John Perceval, Brett Whitely, Chagall, Garry Shead and Fred Williams

Exhibitions Group and   mixed exhibitions

1992    Accent Gallery, Subiaco, WA

1993    Accent Gallery, Subiaco, WA

1994   Galleria del Mondo, Fremantle, WA

1997    Accent Gallery, Subiaco, WA

            The A Shed, Fremantle, WA

            Morales Art Galleries, Nags Head,   North Carolina, USA

            Rocky Bay at Hyatt Hotel, Perth

1998      Koz Arts Gallery, Mandurah, WA

            Maxwell’s Fine Art Gallery of Roleystone, WA

1999      Maxwell’s Fine Art Gallery of Roleystone, WA

              Matso’s Gallery, Broome, WA

              Perth Society of Artists

              Utopia Gallery, Cairns, Queensland

2000      Maxwell’s Fine Art Gallery of Roleystone, WA

              Utopia Gallery, Cairns, Queensland

              Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup WA

             Perth Society of Artists

             Pearler’s Row Gallery, Broome,   WA

2001     Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Victoria

             Mahoney’s Gallery, Melbourne,   Victoria

             Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup,   WA

             Perth Society of Artists

             Pearler’s Row Gallery, Broome,   WA

2002     Fishbone Gallery, Mandurah, WA

             Pearler’s Row Gallery, Broome, WA

             Perth Society of Artists (award for best painting)

2003     Perth Society of   Artists

2004       Perth Society of Artists

2005       Perth Society of Artists

2006       Perth Society of Artists

2007       Perth Society of Artists

2007     Painting the town

2008     Perth Society of Artists

2011       Garden Studio, Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup, WA

2011        Rogue Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA

2011        Perth Society of Artists

2012......Monet Gallery of Fine Arts, Guildford,   WA

Solo   exhibitions

1994    Woodside Offshore Petroleum, Perth, WA

             Frame and Paint Art Gallery,   Karratha, WA (now closed)

1995     The Gallery of Fine Art, Perth, WA

1996     The Gallery of Fine Art, Perth, WA (now   closed)

1997     Matso’s Gallery, Broome, WA

1998     Matso’s Gallery, Broome, WA (now closed)

             Accent Gallery, Subiaco, WA

1999      Impressions Gallery, Cultural Centre,   Perth. WA

             Accent Fine Art Gallery,   Subiaco, WA

2000     Accent Fine Art Gallery, Subiaco WA (now   closed)

2002     Accent Fine Art Gallery, Dalkeith, WA   (now closed)

             Artist in Residence, Sandalford   Caversham Estate Winery, WA

2003     Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, SA

2004      Challen & Rafferty Gallery,   Subiaco, WA

              DDC charity exhibition at   Melbourne Hotel, Perth, WA

2005      Challen & Rafferty Gallery,   Subiaco, WA (now closed)

2007      Tristans Gallery, Lake Street,   Northbridge, WA (Cancelled due to closure of gallery)

2008      Gallery Nine by Five, Fremantle, WA   (now closed)

2009      Joint exhibition with Kaye Devlin at   Jane Brook Winery, Swan Valley, WA

2010      Perth Concert Hall

2011      Solo at Devlines Subiaco

2011      CHOGM exhibition at Perth Concert Hall

2012       Kaleidoscop exhibition at Perth   Concert Hall

Represented

Telstra

Alinta   Gas

New   Norcia

Newman   College Junior School

ANZ   Bank

WA,   Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council

WA,   York Shire Council

Private   collections in WA, Victoria, NSW, Queensland, USA, Indonesia, Hong Kong,   Singapore, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Kuwait and UK

Exhibiting   Galleries

Monet   Gallery of Fine Arts, Guildford, WA

Yallingup   Galleries, Yallingup, WA

Great   Southern Gallery, Perth Hills,  WA

Mundaring   Arts Centre, Mundaring,  WA

Valley   of the Giants Gallery, Bow Bridge, WA

Commissions

Numerous   private commissions

Publications

Arts   Unlimited, Vol 2 No 1 February 1995

‘Il   museo che non c’e’ – The Museum Which Does Not Exist’ CD-ROM published by   dgPIXEL, Italy

Off-line   World Wide Web CD-ROM published by SOHO Media Co Ltd, Taipei

Japanese   Tourist Map of Perth, published by Perth Express, annually 1999 to 2004

Cover   of talking book ‘We of the Never Never’ published by the Australian   Broadcasting Corporation. 1999

Cover of book “Island Farm” published by   Michigan State University Press, 2000

Cover   of book “An Endless Afternoon” published by WA Lactation Consultants, 2000

Cover   of talking book “Pilgrimage” published by the Australian Broadcasting   Corporation, 2000

Cover   of CD “Sax and the single girl III”

Article   in The New York Art Guide

Greetings   cards – The Romantic Card Company – Beverley Hills (Planned)

Artist’s   Palette Magazine,  November, 2004

Artist’s   Palette Magazine, March/April 2009

Teaching

Trish   Austin’s Art School, Parkerville, WA

Crucible   Studios, Toodyay, WA

Teaches   oil pastel techniques to artist groups

Discoveries   in oil pastels with Jeremy Holton - Extraordinary Mind Project

Media

Many   reviews and articles in newspapers and magazines

Judging

2008   May - Toodyay Art Society

 2008 & 2009 – Toodyay Show -   Arts section

2010   Metrochurch Community Art Award, Norhtbridge

Contacts

Australia:   Peach Tree Arts, 740 Dibble Street, MOUNT HELENA, Western Australia,   Australia 6082

Email:   jeremyholton@gmail.com Web: http://www.jeremyholton.com