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Sea-view Cottage

                Self-catering accommodation in the rural village of Lingdale, Saltburn-on-sea.
Art gallery, studios and fantastic base for visiting the other nearby sea-side towns and villages of...


Self-catering accommodation at an artists retreat and art gallery/studio on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors with sea-view. Rustic charm, log fires, wild running Roe deer and wildlife meadow across the road and farmland with Friesian cows grazing to the rear. Sea-scape painting courses and field trips with Adam Berry or ladies only life drawing sessions with Diane Mainzer both with materials provided and access to the studio's or feel free to bring your own. More details below. Bedrooms are single bunk-beds laid out YHA style sleeping six. There are bathrooms and toilets both upstairs and down. Well equipped kitchen  and separate dining room seating six. All mod cons including WIFI. We are on main public transport routes for bus, train, local taxi service or we can provide the odd lift for painting or walking outings. Muddy boots ramblers are also welcome. Sorry no dogs or children. Thankyou, Diane


                                                              ACCOMMODATION ONLY PRICES 2024-25

                                                       Low season October-April £50-00 pppn £300-00 pppw

                                                     Peak season May-September £65-00 pppn £350-00 pppw

                                Please contact Diane Mainzer 07538 801204 or 

                                   Sea-view Cottage, 68 High Street, Lingdale, Saltburn-on-sea, TS12 3EY

                                 For a description of the painting breaks and holiday prices please see below...


Sea-scape painting holidays with Adam Berry on the East Coast. These flexible modern painting workshops are designed to be held either on-site or in the studio from field research collected on-site, or often can be a mixture of both depending on weather conditions. They are flexible in length from one day to two full weeks holiday depending upon different visitors requirements. Small groups of six visiting artists maximum at any one time. Fully equipped professional artists studio with natural light and all easels and materials are included within the price - feel free to bring your own if you would prefer. Self-catering accommodation is available upon request at Sea-view Cottage as outlined above. The charge for this is simply added onto the cost of the painting workshops depending on how many days are required and the number of visitors in your party. Or you may wish to secure alternative accommodation elsewhere and attend as a day visitor. 

Adam may occasionally be joined by other professional artists like Andy Hawkins MA RCA as an additional tutor, or for the evening meal. Andy is owner of the Hawkins Gallery on the High Street and this is well worth a visit.

If necessary a box easel for any outdoor painting sessions is provided to each visiting artist and this will contain everything needed for the days activities.

An intensive practical course in modern painting where Adam shares many techniques in both traditional and unconventional applications 'Trad-contemporary'. Many of these are of his own invention and will not be found in any other books or instructional videos. Painting demonstrations in method, material, and process augmented to hands-on participation, prepared reference panels, and colour mixing charts relating to the limited palette/s in use. 

The studio practice is 'research based'. On-site work and regular field-trips are a large part of our praxis depending on the length of your stay. We recommend a minimum of three days to be able to get a sense of the whole experience. 

BelowFreezing fog sea-fret early morning start at Filey Brigg car park and the resulting h8"x10" oil study 'Freezing Fog at Washer Brigg, Filey'. We were in the pub by 13:00 and the weather turned out to be fabulous. Please bring warm clothes, waterproofs and sensible boots. We always carry a lightweight cane each for climbing around on the slippery rocks and lifting overgrown brambles out of the way down the approaching cliff-sides. A reasonable level of fitness is important for this type of fieldwork. If any of the group are unsure we choose a different locus. The tutors are well briefed in tide times and conditions for trips to any dangerous locations where people are known to have been trapped by fast moving high tides.

Typical Selected Locations & Landscape Contexts.

Washer Brigg at the very end of Filey Brigg. Has W/C and Café in large car park. Also a fair sized birdwatchers hide at the littoral that we sometimes use for setting up. Can be a dangerous place for getting trapped by the tide for the unaware. Leave plenty of time to pack easels up and climb back up to safety with all painting gear. Best off taking a cane or walking stick. Great for oil studies of the rock formations with breaking waves in middle distance. Plenty of opportunity for photography of sea-birds here as compositional devices best superimposed back in the warmth of studio in evening times.

The main beach Saltburn-on-sea. Often best to set up underneath the pier if promising rain. Great for local pubs, fish + chip shops etc. We avoid weekends at this venue, just simply too busy with holiday tourists. Left of pier is dog free zone. Right of pier towards The Ship Inn is dog friendly zone. Popular area with surfing community in good conditions and great for studies of the mechanics of the waves either at sea level or from high above at end of pier. The pier itself an interesting subject from underneath probably a studio piece from sketches and photography for rainy day work. Free parking along Marine Parade at the top of the cliff. A funicular, Victorian water powered cliff lift will carry six painters and kit up or down for about 80p. Good shopping centres and train station etc a short walk from the top. Lots of good pubs, coffee shops and eateries to choose from and of course The Hawkins Gallery. 

Sandsend also offers a good high vantage point from main road at cliff top. Great for studying the 'fetch' and the mechanics of the moving tides especially in very strong offshore winds. Alternative viewpoint from low car park if storm chasing supertides where if luck you will photograph 30ft waves breaking against the sea walls. 

North Landing, Flamborough landforms of erosion, chalk cliffs, chalk stacks and archways. Excellent views of  clear water below from large car park/cliff edge with plenty of space to set up easels if arriving early including small camp fire for breakfast. Decent views of breaking crests from down at sea level with sheer chalk cliffs at either side but steep climb back up hillsides can be challenging with all painting gear. Café and clusters of huts with rotting boats half ways up. Small working harbour with machinery etc and boat trips in peak season. Good location for site-specific selected found objects and retrievals for industrial cleaning and possible inclusion into paintings, assemblages, 'hybrid-form sculpture-paintings' or if lucky enough for the potential fabrication of picture frames.


The close by fishing village of Staithes for its obvious charms, visited by artists in their tens of thousands over the years is one of the closest to us at Sea-view Cottage. Again the village boasts a wide selection of traditional pubs and eateries. Their are public toilets near the harbour. Several art galleries and museums of local history. Beware of the steep climbs back up to the car park at the upper levels way above the village proper. but worth it. Staithes again can be very very busy with tourists and dog walkers. If you don't want to talk to them try putting a couple of paint brushes sideways in your mouth and keep concentrating on your work, they will soon find something else to do. 

A similar working place is the town of Robin Hoods Bay or 'Baytown' in its name of Oldé. Adam is a bit of an expert on the smugglers legends, activities and other romantic tales surrounding the place such as the legend of Jiddy Vardy, the smugglers heroine and can give talks about them if prompted to. They are often part of his 'neo-romantic' large scale canvases.

Quieter places such as Skinningrove and Port Mulgrave are sometimes better options for some groups new to painting outdoors and wanting to build confidence before jumping in with both feet.

'Work in progress' Oct 2019

PRICES 2024-25

Modern Sea-scape Painting Holidays with Adam Berry

£110-00 per day per visiting artist

£660-00 per week per visiting artist

£1,430-00 2 week holiday per visiting artist

Or any combination of the above to suit your wishes.

*Small groups of six visiting artists maximum at any one time. 

Prices include the use of all materials and tools,

studio facilities including full size radial easels,

French box easels for fieldwork,

the art tutor as/when and if required,

and use of the self-catering kitchen for day visitors.

Self-catering accommodation is available at Sea-view Cottage as illustrated at top of page. 

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