La Palud-sur-Verdon is the perfect location for artists of all kinds, not only because the region itself is bursting with local artisans producing ceramics, textiles, oil and watercolours, lace and much more, but the house itself is surrounded by extensive grounds with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the breathtaking scenery of the Aples du Haute Provence. Guided by our expert artist, you get the chance to take in the scenery and bring it to life using oil paints (or your preferred medium) as well as enjoying home made food and of course some great like-minded company.
In 2020, award-winning British artist MATT RYDER will be in residence taking a week-long workshop. He is committed to documenting the land, sea and sky of the changing landscapes that surround us, a life-long painter inspired by the natural world, and the beauty of nature and wildlife.
With a true love for the outdoors Matt’s paintings often start as small onsite studies, painting ‘Plein-Air’, in order to capture true light and colour. Many of these studies are then transferred to the studio and used as colour reference for larger work.
Matt has lived, painted and taught in the UAE for the last 12 years. He travels extensively during the summer months, capturing the mountains and coasts of Europe in paint and is happy to be teaching in the Gorges du Verdon for the first time.
Immerse yourself in 5 days of oil painting with landscape artist Matt Ryder on a week-long painting adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Spend your days painting the stunning scenery of the Gorges du Verdon in Provence and learn how to capture this incredible landscape in all its beauty. Painting alongside Matt with guided instruction and daily demonstrations in oil, all out in the beautiful fresh mountain air.
Last modified: January 19, 2020