I have just returned form a week as Artist in Residence at Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucester, UK. This is an amazing museum/wildlife art centre, run by Simon Trapnell, which is quite unique in the world. Any wildlife artists and enthusiasts should make the effort to visit. The museum runs a rolling program of artists in residence so there is somene new each week. Visitors have included Simon Combes, David Shepherd, Mathew Hillier and Anthony Gibbs.
For artists who usually lead a fairly solitary existence, a week at Nature in Art gives you the chance to meet people and share your painting passion with others. Many people who do not paint love to watch the process so an ability to work with an audience and answer lots of questions is required!