New! Paintaways 2019

  • Tasmania – Pastels March 6-10 2019
  • Pacific NW USA – Pastels and Oils June 22-29 2019
  • France – Pastels July 5-15 2019
  • Norfolk Island – Pastels October 1-8 2019

Fancy a paintaway with in 2019? Join Lyn on a fabulous painting tour – delight in the experience of a new country and get that WOW factor in your painting with Lyn’s teaching and individual attention.  All paintaways have a balance of studio work and en plein aire activity. Take your pastels and pen and wash to the wonderful Dordogne region of France, the natural beauty of Marrowstone Island in the Pacific Northwest of the US, or to the picturesque and deeply historied Norfolk Island.

  • Pastels in Tasmania – Studio Based: no plein-air March 6 -10 2019

Pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord
30 x 18″
75 x 45 cm


Join me for a hand-crafted art experience enjoying 5 days in Tasmania. We will be staying in the cottages at the Red Feather Inn just outside of Launceston making use of a 150 year old renovated barn for our studio each day.

Your days are spent immersed in your art and at night we dine by candle light as our chefs prepare local Tasmanian fare from locally sourced produce. There are beautiful gardens to explore as well as plenty of nearby walks along the river to truly experience the beauty of the area before or after class.

If you like your pastel artworks to look ‘realistic’, prefer to work from photos rather than life and want to stay in luxury accommodation whilst indulging your creative side and learning from the best, then this trip is for you. For more details and bookings please see details on web site

  • Achieving the Wow Factor – Painting in the Pacific NorthWest June 22 to 29 2019


Limited to 5 participants!

Staying at the beautiful Plum Nelli farmstay retreat on Marrowstone Island

An exclusive 7 day workshop (very small live in class) surrounded by the splendid Pacific Northwest landscape. For more details see 2019 Pacific North West Live-In Workshop

  • France – Domain du Haut Baran July 5 – July 15  2019

$USD 3,900 (twin share).

Single Supplement (limited) $USD 1,000

Based at the wonderful Domaine du Haut Baran in France. The Perigord, Dordogne, Quercy region is truly a place of wonder – settled for millennia in villages and small cities along the banks of the Dordogne and Lot rivers. This area has been able to preserve its genuine quality and leisurely way of life. An exquisite site for an unforgettable art adventure with Lyn.

More information see Lyn Diefenbach 10 Day Workshop 2019 Haut Baran, France

  • Norfolk Island October 1 – October 8 2019

 From $AUD 2,499 (twin share) includes return economy airfare ex Brisbane

Mid-way between Australia and New Zealand, Norfolk is renowned for tall majestic pines, high rising cliffs, green undulating valleys, lush rainforest and brilliant turquoise waters over coral reefs.  The island has long been a source of inspiration to painters and artists. Its turbulent convict history and vibrant vibrant culture (born out of the infamous mutiny on the Bounty) are all rich sources for the visiting artist.

For more information use this link 2019 Norfolk Island

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