Eat.Paint.Love Art Retreats
We love painting, we love travel and friendship, and we love great food too! Join us for one of our women's art retreats and explore beautiful locations, paint and play with new and old friends and enjoy delicious local cuisines and healthy meals prepared with love. With artists and teachers Kelly Berkey, Marie-Laure Delage Carlson, and Christa Thomas, along with fabulous guest artists, we provide exploration of various techniques and mediums in a warm and welcoming environment. We keep our groups small, so we can provide individual attention and support when needed.
Our women's art retreats provide the perfect balance of art time and play time. Time for relaxing, time to explore local sights, time to build friendships and memories to last a life time.
We hope you will come paint with us soon!
Christa, Kelly, and Marie
Our recent retreats include our international retreats in the stunning Dordogne region of southwest France which we just returned from, our lovely lasses joined us in the delightful town of Kilarney Ireland in 2018, and beautiful Portugal in 2016. We have held two fantastic beachy retreats in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and can't wait to return there this September 2019. See Below!
Wild and Free, Art by the Sea, Outer Banks North Carolina September 15-21, 2019, Register here:
GUEST ARTIST: Ursula Wollenberg
Join us for a sunny week at the beach! At the northern end of the Outer Banks of North Carolina where the pavement ends and the fun begins. We will four wheel drive on the beach to our ocean front beach house for a week of art and friendship along the shore. This unique area is a protected home for a herd of wild spanish mustangs who have lived here for nearly 500 years. The horses can be seen daily on the dunes and down by the water's edge. We will be on the look out for dolphins, deer, osprey, and maybe a sea turtle nest ready to hatch!
We are so excited to host our first guest artist, Ursula Wollenberg! She will join Mari-Laure Delage Carlson and Christa Thomas for a week of art lessons using various mediums including oils, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors. We will be so inspired by the natural beauty around us as we paint!
This will be our third time returning to this lovely beach house, which sits just behind the dune line facing the Atlantic with stunning views. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, fresh ocean breezes, and the music of the waves await.
Our house includes a pool and hot tub, a shady hammock, wifi, and charming beach decor. We provide all meals, prepared with love and locally sourced seafood and produce. We have a lovely massage therapist who will come to the house if you need some additional pampering (extra fee applies).
There will be plenty of time to paint and also to relax on the beach or by the pool or tuck yourself into a quiet corner to read or take a nap in the hammock.
Cost of the retreat is $1495, which includes double occ (shared room with private bath), all meals, most art supplies, art instruction. Payment plan is available.
Registration opens April 9, 2019