At Tenuta di Poggiolame

Belinda Biggs

Internationally renowned artist Belinda Biggs is coming all the way from Australia again to run a course with us in 2019. Beginners to experienced artists are welcome. We are always delighted to have her back.

She will be there for three weeks and as well as running her own week

10 July 2019

£985 for artists. £750 for non participating partners.

There is also the opportunity to do some photography, or learn some Italian cookery skills on this week. Similar to our 'Flavours of Art and Italy' week.

She will also be there for our 'Flavours of Art and Italy' offering painting tuition with our other tutors so you can experience a taste of lots of different creative techniques and mediums. Look no further than Arte Umbria for a wonderful week to try your hand at all the things you’ve always wanted to do with a daily taster during a week long residential retreat. Hopefully you will enjoy the week so much you will want to come back again and do/take/what? a whole week in your chosen medium. Painting, Photography and Cookery.

26 June 2019

£985 for artists. £750 for non participating partners.

Umbria 2019

There will be plenty of demonstrations and individual attention to guide you through your drawing and painting, using watercolour, graphite pencil, coloured pencil and pen & wash.

Belinda Biggs botanic paintings

Artist Statement

"I have enjoyed drawing and painting since I was a child and was always encouraged by my parents. I love using watercolours and graphite to depict a variety of subjects. My background in graphic design has helped with the exacting nature of my work. I enjoy looking at form, the colours, but most of all the challenge to get it right!"

About the artist

Belinda exhibits several times a year and has won many awards for her painting and drawing, including selection for the prestigious 'Focus on Nature XIII' at the New York State Museum, the 'Mortimer Art Prize' (the very best in realism) and the Margaret Flockton Scientific Illustration Award at the herbarium NSW and has works in private collections worldwide.

Belinda is currently teaching painting and drawing for the Tuggerah Lakes Kincumber Community College. Painting, drawing and botanical illustration classes at Morriset. She also runs workshops around New South Wales, and conducts regular painting holidays to Italy, France, India, Rarotonga, Norfolk Island and New Zealand.


American Watercolour Society

Botanical Art Society of Australia Inc (BASA)

Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc Friends of the Gardens RBGS


Watercolour, Gouache, Graphite Pencil, Coloured Pencil, Pen, Pen & Wash, Oils, Acrylics.
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Course details:

Belinda will be running a course with us in the summer of 2019 in Umbria where she will be our 'Artist in Residence' for three weeks.

Belinda's own painting week is

10th July 2019

Price £985 and £750 for non participating partners.

Click here to pay your deposit for this course.

Belinda Biggs all mediums

Belinda will also be there for our 'Flavours of Art and Italy' week working with our other tutors offering painting and drawing tuition.

26 June 2019

£985 and £750 for non participating partners.

Click here to pay your deposit for this course.

Flavours of Art and Italy

She is also running this amazing trip after our breathtaking experience there in March this year.

Course date: 5th March 2019

Venue: India, the Jungle and Himalayas

A selection of Belinda's work

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