Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day.
— Winston Churchill

Whether you are a nervous beginner, assured intermediate or an established professional artist, we have created the perfect environment in which to learn, experiment and grow.


The Studio

The studio consists of a substantial workspace below a mezzanine library and online workstation. It is a large airy space filled with natural light from our stunning gardens viewed through full height glass sliding doors. Open 24 hours a day for our guests the studio can also be made available for those staying off site with prior communication.

The mezzanine boasts an extensive art library and comfy sofas to make browsing and research that much more enticing.

The ground floor work space has a good selection of sturdy easels suitable for large canvases and stocked with art equipment to cover most mediums. Oil, acrylic and watercolour paint is plentiful and can be applied with any of the range of brushes or tools. We can also promise a large selection of drawing materials, boards, paper and an in house custom canvas service. The area also has a seated work station perfect for sketching, journaling and watercolour painting.

Artists are encouraged to bring their preferred tools, equipment and workbooks. If this is inconvenient art supplies can be organized for specific projects.


Elsie is renowned artist and teacher and is happy to teach in a multitude of disciplines. Each class is specifically designed to suit the students experience, preferences and interests in a variety of media.

Drop in classes (booking advised)

  • Tuesday 09:30 to 12:30
  • Thursday 09:30 to 12:30

Resident guest classes

  • Everyday 09:30 to 12:30
  • Art on location classes based on requests


  • Residential Artists - 800 Baht per class unless otherwise stated in accommodation promotions
  • Drop in Artists - 1,200 Baht per class or 6,000 for 6. Materials included

Art on Location

There are many and varied stunning sites around the retreat. No matter your experience or ability there is no better way to get to grips with the local culture and environment than to immerse yourself in it. Whether you are working in your sketchbook or on canvas, Elsie who has years of experience painting and drawing 'en plein air,  will provide practical advice and tips. Individual attention will be given to each artist. The plein air excursions departure times will depend on weather and lighting. The sunset on the beach 1km away is particularly stunning most nights....but it doesn't last long. Thank goodness for the camera!

Coming soon!!!!!                                                                                                  Elsie Evans Art Retreat ART CART!!!!