Painter’s House Party

The Painter’s House Party 

with Margaret Merritt & Barry Fletcher

If you are a well motivated and enthusiastic painter who enjoys working in peaceful, atmospheric and relaxed surroundings with stimulating company, delicious home cooked food, and an exciting range of painting locations close at hand ~ then come and join us at Glynhir Mansion in South Wales

We hold optional meetings every morning in one of the studios for a brief exchange of ideas and location information sharing. Margaret provides discussion and occasional demonstrations by request, and then we work together or alone and spend the day painting, meeting for meals ~ and in the evenings for friendly candlelit relaxation around the log fire.

At the end of the week, there will be a review of the painters’ work and an exhibition. 

As your host, Barry will be managing the day to day practicalities – as Party Manager, he will also be lighting fires and candles. He suggests that we all bring favourite poems, limericks and short stories to share, plus any other ideas for relaxing evening activities.

June 2nd – 16th 2018

September 8th – 22nd 2018

Cost is:

£745  standard shared cottage room.

£775 ensuite in the house or Bailiffs/Orchard cottage.

Advice on Materials:

As Glynhir has a wide range of subject potential, we advise you to pack the art materials you enjoy using plus a wide range of drawing materials. The following lists are suggestions only – it is up to the painters to select from them. Asterisks mean strongly advised. There will be educational materials available for some workshops as an integral part of the course.


Watercolours*, Gouache*, Acrylics, oils – plus the appropriate accessories


To suit medium – include large and small, 5/8” Prolene flat recommended

Drawing Materials:

Pens*, fibre tip or dip pens Indian Ink*
Soft Pastels*
Oil Pastels
Crayons Charcoal* Graphite Stick Soft Pencils

Art Materials:

Stool, tin plates for mixing, palette for holding paint etc* Easel*
Drawing boards – suggested sizes A1 and A2*
Sketching and notebook*
Masking tape*
Bulldog clips or anchoring clothes pegs* String for anchoring easel

Watercolours*, Gouache*, Acrylics, oils – plus the appropriate accessories
Nylon mac for windy days
Hot water bottle for carrying water, plus use in bed! Folding umbrella
Glue of some kind e.g. Pritt stick
Folder for carrying paintings*


Also: Bring any type of paper or ground that you enjoy working on. Bring old paintings if you want to – these are good to work over.

How To Get To
The Glynhir Estate

From the M4 motorway – Travel to the very end of the motorway Junction 49 (Pont Abraham services). Take the second exit marked ‘Llandeilo’ and ‘Ammanford’ (A483) and proceed along this road for several miles which leads into the town of Ammanford. At the second set of traffic lights in the town, turn left and proceed along this road for approx. two miles. When you see the village signpost of ‘LLANDYBIE’, take the second turning on the right marked Glynhir Road (opposite a bus shelter and a finger sign for Golf Club and B&B). Take this right turn and stay on Glynhir Road for approx. one mile and you will see Glynhir Mansion and the entrance on the right hand side.
From the A40 – Travelling from Monmouth, Abergavenny, Brecon, Llandovery and then Llandeilo where you leave the A40 which turns right to Carmarthen, you go straight through to Llandeilo on the A483 signposted ‘Ammanford’, through Ffairfach, Derwydd and Llandybie. Having traveled through the village centre, continue over the railway bridge and in a short while you will pass Midway Garage on your left – take the first turning on the left past the garage. This is Glynhir Road. Proceed as above.
By Train – From Swansea take the Shrewsbury branch line
To Llandybie station. The train will not stop unless you inform the guard that your stop is in Llandybie. From the station there is a short walk to the village centre where the telephone box can be found in order to telephone a taxi if this hasn’t been pre-arranged (Taxi Shop 01269 595050).