"Painting the Beautiful Beara Peninsula of Ireland", a watercolour workshop
Retreat Leader: Evelyn Dunphy
Arrival: 20th May 2017
Departure: 27th May 2017
"I would like to invite you to join me in a painting retreat at Anam Cara, "a tranquil spot set apart to nurture and to provide sanctuary for those who create". We would like people to know that they are coming on retreat; meaning coming away from the dailiness of their lives, to this quiet, beautiful part of Ireland to become part of a creative workshop group to learn and find inspiration for their art as well as to become part of a small, rural, Irish community.
"If you ask: "'Why should I take this workshop?' I would reply by including comments from artists who came with me this past May.I believe that personal recommendations are definitely the best way of judging if a workshop will be what you are yearning for.
"I am sending you a note to thank you for the wonderful time in Ireland. I will forever look at light in a different way. You have also rekindled my love for mixing color. Will treasure the memories for a life time". Angela R.
"I just want you to know the workshop far exceeded my expectations. Itreally was the best I have ever taken. I also teach watercolor and I've taken many workshops. I think you give 200% and it is appreciated" - Jane H.
Each day will include demonstrations of elements of landscape painting with lots of personal instruction. "Develop your ability to look at the complexity of the scene in front of you, and focus your vision so as to design a good painting that speaks of the essence of the scene, rather than merely reporting the things in it".
The goal of Evelyn Dunphy's workshops is to share her painting knowledge and experience with each student in the way that will best help them to further their own personal development. As a result, she has become a sought-after teacher with waiting lists for her studio classes and workshops.