About Art Appreciation Tours


Art Appreciation Tours provides an informal and friendly environment in which to learn about the fascinating, inspirational and educational world of art.


Through art we learn about the history of the world, it's wonders, horrors, achievements, disappointments, beauty, ugliness, sensuality - all that life has to offer.  The artist can produce eloquence in the curve of a line, an emotion in a single colour that reaches out to us and makes an impact that can last a lifetime. 


Art Appreciation Tours brings a unique approach to learning through a mixture of explanation, exploration and lively discussion of art amongst a small group of like-minded people in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.  Open to anyone with a desire to learn more about art.


Jennie Spiers - Art Historian and Lecturer


Jennie studied Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art, followed by a BA (Hons) from Southampton University in Art History and a Masters Degree in Art History: Art Histories and Interpretations from Bristol University.


Jennie has delivered courses and lectures at the Arts University Bournemouth, Southampton City Art Gallery and the RWA Gallery in Bristol and now concentrates on delivering her own study mornings in the South of England and residential courses throughout the UK and abroad.


Jennie is an accomplished Art Historian who provides a warm and friendly environment in which to learn and discuss artists, their works and styles from the mediaeval era through to the 20th Century.