I have just returned from a memorable weeks teaching at 'Las Orquideas', the beautiful villa and home to Loli and Harrold Alvaro. Overlooking the Spanish town of Beniganim, the villa is stunning and with it's surrounding gardens, pool, tennis court and fully equipped studio makes a perfect base to explore the surrounding countryside.

The hospitality one is greeted with is simply amazing, Loli and Harrold make you feel at home straight away and all facilities are first class. The rooms are immaculate and the food outstanding.

Loli is a highly talented artist and tutor herself, working with me to ensure the students had a good mix of venues to go out and paint. She was always on hand to help and advise whilst I was out with the group which was most re assuring, especially as my Spanish isn't too good!

The week came to an end all too quickly, with my talented group producing a superb variety of creative work. This was my first experience working with D'Alvaro Art and I'm delighted to say it won't be the last as I have been booked to return again in September next year.