Do explore the Algarve. It is best for restless artists. Stay in an expat’s stylish riverside house in Messines, near Albufeira and enjoy painting sessions during the morning and walks in the afternoon. Attend sessions under carob trees. Gain unique inspiration from art teacher Tracy-Jane Pooler on hand. Sketches going badly? Opt for a paddle-board session in the river instead. A six-night painting and walking holiday from September 21 costs £995 excluding flights. Published in Daily Times, February 12th 2019.