Watercolour painting Wild Thyme Farm Bulgaria

Dates: Available on request in April/May/June/September/October Groups of at least 4

Enjoy a daily watercolour painting class in peaceful and relaxed surroundings, staying in our eco guesthouse.  Under clear blue skies, learn watercolour painting technqiues.  You will be able to paint trees in watercolour, scenes of village life, beautiful rolling landscapes and life on the farm.  Take time to yourself, relax and enjoy a diet of home cooked, home grown organic food.

Martin Stephenson, your tutor, is a watercolour painting artist and a private art teacher.

Classes are tailored to suit individual needs and ability.

All levels welcome.

Cost: 700 lev per person


621813_436300313149491_1203668438_o Includes:

  • 2-3 hours of watercolour painting tuition per day
  • All materials
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Help yourself to selection of teas through the day
  • 6 nights accommodation based on twin share (or double for couples)
  • Non participating partners welcome
  • An afternoon excursion to a local archaeology site, led by archaeologist, Dr Chris Fenton-Thomas
  • Copy of e-book, ‘Watercolours for beginners’, includes 20 lessons on the theory and practice of watercolour painting


Art holidays, Wild Thyme Organic Farm, Palamartsa

Martin Stephenson is a talented teacher who as a self-taught artist has a natural flair for passing skills on to his students.

He specialises in watercolour painting.  His love of watercolour is based on its delicate washes and immediacy as a medium.  His style has been described as ‘atmospheric, serene and fresh’.

Born in Yorkshire and now settled in Bulgaria, Martin recognises the importance of capturing Bulgaria’s rapidly changing rural life and fading city facades.  He spends his winters in Asia where he creates beautiful watercolours of landscape and village scenes.

To share his joy of watercolour painting, Martin has written an e-book ‘Watercolour for beginners’.

See Martin’s teaching style by clicking here.



9.00am Breakfast

10.00 Watercolour Painting Class

1.15pm Lunch

2.30  Free time

Wednesday afternoon archaeology excursion led by Dr Chris Fenton-Thomas

7.30 Dinner

Begins with evening meal on Sunday and finishes with breakfast on the following Saturday.

If you would like to go on your own afternoon outing any day, a packed lunch can be arranged.





  • old comfortable clothing to wear in class
  • favourite brushes, if you have any
  • walking shoes for archaeological excursion
  • sun hat, sun cream & sunglasses

Non participating partners are welcome. We advise you take out travel insurance. Not included:

  • Beverages
  • Flights
  • Transport from airport.  We can arrange this.

Getting here:  Click here for information.




We offer additional holistic healing therapies in reiki, massage and reflexology.  Click here for further information.

Wild Thyme Organic Farm & Eco-holiday, Kliment Ohridski 9, Palamartsa 7850, Popovo, Bulgaria; hello@wildthymefarm.org; Ph: (00359) 0876562746 or (00359) 0877383790