About us

Why Wild at Art?

Our love of Scotland and passion for art are the starting points for the Wild at Art tours we plan for you. What’s fun for us is exploring the breadth of Scotland’s artistic talent and then packaging that to bring you up close and personal with the producers of our vibrant visual arts and crafts.

Ellen & UteWe travel and work in small groups, work with the most inspiring artists, put you up in quality accommodation and take you to wonderful locations. But what our guests appreciate most of all is the Wild at Art personal touch. No matter if you’re joining us as a solo traveller, couple or small group – everybody feels welcome, well looked after and enjoys the friendly atmosphere.  Beyond the art experience we offer a social programme with some things pre-organised others happening spontaneously, depending on what you’d like to do: gallery visits, music nights at the local pub, or excursion to a nearby place.

I very much appreciated both of you – your thoughtfulness, attention to detail, flexibility and knowledge.

[Cynthia from Canada]

Wild at Art builds on years of personal experience and research and we can now confidently say that we’ve managed to get some of the best and most inspiring artists and venues on board – and we never stop exploring and building relationships to broaden our offer.

The founders

Ute Amann-Seidel

Ellen & Ute

Ellen & Ute

Originally from Tuttlingen in the South West of Germany, I’ve lived in Scotland since 1997. I’m an artist myself and also have a background in tourism and tourism consultancy. Taking part in many art workshops and lots of travelling made me aware of how many creative people and places there are in Scotland – and that visitors tended to only find out about them by coincidence. So it became my mission to do something about that!

Following the sudden and unexpected death of her fiancé, Ute also set up another business organising retreat holidays for people who have lost their life partner – Fire & Rain fireandrain.scot

Ellen Colingsworth

Since moving to Scotland from the United States in 1990, I’ve explored Scotland’s nearby and remote places and worked in the tourism industry. Our Wild at Art tours use the inspirational setting of Scotland’s landscapes and the people who live, work and play here. Our vision is to create a high profile platform for Scotland’s artists and make it easy for visitors to get involved in art activities of all kinds.


Best Creative Travel Agency 2014