Artists Abroad relates our adventures and antics; the fun and the laughter and the blood sweat and tears that all can encounter on a life changing move. Perhaps the blog also asks a deeper question  ‘surely everyone can be creative  if they want to….can’t  they?’

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City of Lights, photography in Lisbon, in the frame.

Firstly, we hope that your 2016 year was a happy and creative one!  Here´s to health and happiness   in 2017! My absence to writing recently has been […]

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Summer guests – the little things that matter

When we left the security blanket of our British shores nearly two years ago, to run arts holidays in Portugal on the Silver Coast, our main concern was […]

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The art of community and community artists – Open Studios July 11/12 2015

The art of community and community artists – Open studios Silver Coast  event July 11th to 12th 2015 It was  a shame that the ‘open studios’ event clashed […]

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Understanding Kizomba – Portugal’s favourite dance style

(Samantha runs art holidays with her husband Kit in Portugal. She is the award winning directing choreographer of UK’s first dance company Beaus & Belles, and was for […]

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Let’s Play – Paint and Wine Cortem June 23 2015

Let’s Play! Paint and wine day at Cortem vinhos June 23 2015 Although Mags our South African visitor had been to art school, it was partner Kevin’s first […]

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Preparing for the ‘Open Studios.’ Marquees and chickens!

  The phrase ‘Open Arts Studios’ has now become synonymous with a ‘non for profit community event, where local visual artists exhibit their work and open their home […]

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Azulejo – the art of hand painted tiles

Azulejos seem to be having a ‘renaissance of interest’ at the moment. Due to popular demand, Kit and I are planning further ‘tile making workshops’ this year.  We […]

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Painting and wine – a heady mix?

I must say it was very pleasant sipping an organic red with Chris and Helga last October,  admiring the trailing ivy tumbling down the old stone walls of […]

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Migratory habits of family and friends

We have found that early Spring is a popular time for friends migrating from the UK and that in Portugal we are slap in the middle of their […]

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An arts matter of miscommunication

On New Year’s day, with only the wood-burning stove to keep us warm here in Sao Martinho do Porto, huddled over the computer, Kit and I made a […]

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