Peter Griffen and Denise Lithgow return to Art in the Algarve –

I first met Australian artists Peter Griffen and Denise Lithgow two years ago when they made their debut at the School in Alhoa, Portugal –

They are much fun to be with, interesting and above all superb artists, and as you will see from their work, multi faceted.    Together they offer a very exciting workshop opportunity.    Dates for Olhao Portugal workshop – 24th til 31st May.

Denise and Peter prior to their workshop two years ago in Olhao….it was such a beautiful day P1170677One of Peter’s dynamic paintings – acrylic on canvas.   You can read and see more about Peter’s work at –              16602280_10207804664946650_393120165238367697_oDenise’s medium is Felt.       When I first saw her work, I was amazed at what Denise is able to create with the medium.    See more at

Some of Denise’s felt vessels…..10958098_10153556116493835_9102219834970811781_n

“I believe that to make discoveries, risks must be taken:  the traveller must get lost.  A well planned journey can only lead to an already known destination”.   Peter Griffen.     

An example of Peter’s plein air painting – acrylic on paper.


“My textile practice revolves around free flowing design and bright, vibrant colours.    This approach is dispersed into different areas including silk painting, dying fabrics, machine embroidery and felting”.

Denise modeling her art to wear.

543723_4537711129410_264464360_nWith years of teaching experience between them, along with numerous solo and group exhibitions plus awards and prizes….a workshop with Peter and Denise will be both illuminating, exciting and much fun…..

Peter and Denise in their Sydney, Australia studio. 

img_0144Again dates for the upcoming workshop are 24th til 31st May.     There are still places available, but I would book soon if you have an interest in joining  what I am quite sure will be a superb week.

For all information about booking and courses go to …


16 thoughts on “Peter Griffen and Denise Lithgow return to Art in the Algarve –

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Thank you, Timi…yes a very good and productive day…getting used to new rhythms and along with bathroom renovation am now doing a much overdue spring clean….getting rid of a lot of ‘stuff’ – Enjoy your day – Janet. 🙂

  1. Teagan Geneviene

    Denise and Peter seem like an absolute delight! Thanks for this introduction, Janet. Good luck to everyone at the school. It sounds like such a marvelous place. Wishing you a wonder-filled, hug-filled new week.


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