Caroline Crawford, Tutor for your painting holiday

Tutors at painting holiday in italy

I am a graduate of the Institute Superieur de Peinture Van der Kelen in Brussels.  I also have a Psychology degree from Durham University which I draw on constantly when teaching art, as so much relies on perception.  As the song says, ‘Its all an illusion’. I worked for several years as a mural painter in England and abroad.

After briefly joining the circus I was awarded a place at the the Motley Theatre Design school under the tutelage of Margaret Harris and the filmmaker Danny Boyle.

I developed my artistic career designing for theatre and TV, and directing films. I have had several exhibitions including at Smiths Galleries, Covent Garden, The Whitechapel Gallery and the Ministry of Sound (it’s a long story) all in London.

Caroline Crawford paintings, Caldarola

Castello Pallotta, Caldarola – oil

Drawing has always been an abiding passion with me, I use it to relax and kill time at bus stops. Over the past twenty years I have taught painting and drawing in a variety of London institutions and I currently teach the adult education painting course here in Camerino.

I have now tutored over 50 art holidays, but will never tire of thrill of helping people over perceptual hurdles that hold back their paintings and their creativity.  I often find that artists teach me too, and I am constantly honing methods to explain all the tricks and techniques at the artists disposal.

I moved to Italy with my husband, Andrea, and our two children several years ago and now find myself living in one of my own murals.



Castellucio, (as a panetone), pastel sketch

Peppers, oil

Nice boots, pastel

Brass and Bone, oil

The Lane,

10 minute pastel sketch

The Bay tree, oil

Still life in blue, oil

The Lake,

10 minute pastel sketch

Early Sping, oil on Canvas

Lizzie's legs, Acrylic,

the rest of the picture was a bit rubbish, but I love this bit

Tiny Landscape, Acrylic

Life drawing, pastel

Trees at dusk, oil


The old lock, alla prima, oil on canvas

Young Umbrella Pines
10 minute pastel sketch


10 minute pastel sketch


10 minute pastel sketch

Arch Rocca Borgia, Camerino  Acrylic on canvas


Oil on canvas

Amber and rabbit, pastel


You can see that my own style is fairly representational but that doesn’t mean yours has to be.  Half my job is helping you to your own style.  I will not try to make you paint like me, however, it is worth knowing if your tutor knows one end of a paintbrush from the other.