Bright March-April


Colours of Autumn

8 Days and 9 nights painting in Bright and Mt Buffalo when the weather is only a little cooler and the leaves are turning.
Pastel & Watercolour art workshops
Australian Tour Autumn 2023
March 24 to April 2
Simply drop us an email to register your interest. We are arriving in Bright on Friday March 24th  and booking out on Sunday 2nd April.
There are two options for artists planning to travel to this beautiful part of Victoria.
We are staying at the Big 4 holiday village (well appointed, luxury villas - not caravans) on the Ovens River and a short stroll to the shops, coffee shops and restaurants of Bright.
Option One
If you want to stay where we all are, and would like the details sorted out by us
a) let us know ASAP
- if there is a villa still available
b) we will secure your villa with your deposit. ($280 each) which we will pay directly towards your accommodation. 
This will be your up front booking amount.
Please note This tiny fine print:- In case of cancellation before 30 days of arrival the accommodation Venue requires a $100 fee per villa. If less than 30 days full payment is required.
We have been able to secure a number of what we consider to be the best accommodation, luxury spa villas with two private bedrooms, one bathroom, fully equiped kitchen, laundry facilities, lounge and verandah. Artists who want to stay close as a group and are happy to share the villa with one other and take advantage of  having being able to relax and simply look forward to a painting holiday with artists who love to paint and take advantage of the daily hints and demos, and enjoy the beauty of Bright, the surrounding towns and waterways and the vistas from Mt Buffalo. There will be the relaxed gatherings to watch demonstrations or share hints on how to improve your paintings. You have the freedom to prepare your own or visit the many restaurants nearby or byo meals to Lyn and Julie's gathering spot on site. There is much to explore and you will have one personal day to personalise your visit however you choose -  exploring, visiting, resting, finishing a painting, -it's your day....
Option Two
Secure your own accommodation and join us by booking the tuition and group workshop arrangements.
Please note that we have already experienced the popularity of the area at this time of year. It is wise to secure your accommodation as soon as possible.

  • small group
  • by the Ovens River This is a 1 hr 20 minutes road trip from Albury airport or just over 3 hours from Melbourne airport
  • Welcome Dinner Friday 24th 7pm
  • Book out Sunday morning April 2nd
  • Fee:-
  • Option one including accommodation and workshop fees $2780 PP.
  •  A single person supplement may be possible if a villa is available.
  • Option two workshop fee without accommodation $1300 pp
  • Both options require the same initial deposit of $280.
  • which includes a non refundable amount of $60
About Your Tutors:-
Lyn Mellady – is best known for her river and seascapes in pastel and oil. She is a trained teacher, whose travels were the start of her desire to bring home more than photos - this was the beginning of her painting career. Since 1980 her work has not only won many awards and recognition, but sharing her knowledge with tutoring Australia wide including the Australian Pastel expo in 2018 and 2022 has become her perfect mix.  Lyn has five paintings in government collections; is a member of Fusionsix portrait artists, whose exhibition travelled to 3 regional galleries across Australia.  Lyn is an art judge and ex AGRA president who established the Australian Art Excellence Awards with the backing of Terri Dodd and Australian Artist in 2000. Her most recent article was published in the Australian Artist Magazine in Feb. 2019.
Julie Goldspink – artist, travels frequently, giving workshops Australia wide. She has many followers here and internationally wide who love her watercolours and / or teaching.  Tutoring in watercolour and mixed media, with extensive knowledge in most mediums, Julie loves to paint land, rivers, sea or flowers – wherever the light falls and has a long list of awards.  Julie featured on Graeme Stevenson’s Put Some Colour in Your Life. Her most recent article was published in the Australian Artist Magazine in Dec,Jan  2018/19.
Travel cancellation insurance is always a good option.  
Please note, choice of villa is allocated, strictly in the order that your booking deposit is received.
Non painting partners deduct $500 but are always welcome at group dinners/functions.
Cancellations will forfeit accommodation costs as set by the venue hosts.
If you would like more information about this tour, contact us.


Our Art has been a wonderful thing to experience and enjoy inspite many challenges.

Let's all continue to enjoy it. Happy Painting.....