Art Group

The Painting for Pleasure Art Group, El Rafol d’Almunia, Northern Costa Blanca, Spain.

The art group at one of our painting sessions.

I founded The Painting for Pleasure Art Group in El Rafol d’Almunia, near Pego / Denia / Orba on the Northern Costa Blanca, Spain, in October 2008 to encourage friends who love Art to paint regularly.  We are a small friendly group who share a love of drawing and painting and we welcome artists of all levels.

We normally get together every Monday at 2.30pm in the Social Centre at El Rafol d’Almunia ( or at each other’s houses in July and August.) 

An art group outing to Guadaleste.

COVID 19: Please note that we are currently awaiting the chance to get together again in our usual painting room. Hopefully this will be in Autumn 2021, though the group do currently meet to socialize and sketch together in a local bar. Please get in touch via my Contact Form if you are interested.

We paint and draw together, everyone bringing their own materials and project. It’s lovely to be in a group where people take an interest in your work and offer help or equipment when needed, and we take a coffee break in the local bar to socialize. There is often a project set up for you to draw if you don’t have any ideas of your own that week.

When possible we organise demonstrations, sketching trips and gallery visits.

Sketching in the almond blossom groves
Sketches almost complete, time for a coffee!

We exhibit our work together once a year in the Marina Alta region of Spain’s Costa Blanca –  our exhibitions are well received, with some sales and commissions.

Exhibiting in Denia 2017. I am on the left, next to Jenny Morrison whose paintings are behind us. Trish Penny and Liz Canham are on the right – they run the group since my move back to the UK in 2018 due to bereavement. The group goes on!

Annual membership is only 30 euros ; this covers all exhibition expenses and any purchases the group needs, so once you are a member exhibiting with us is free.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist you will be welcome; expert advice and help are always on hand.

Please contact me if you require more information or would like to apply  –

by leaving a message on the Contact Form,

email me at

or text me on +44 7586 256909.