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Temporarily closed due to the pandemic

Hello and thank you for your interest in retreating to Anam Cara. From where I sit in my cocoon, it seems that the best we can do at the moment is wait each day to see what the latest developments and instructions are. Because of that, I think we will have to postpone booking retreats until we can find a time that will work safely for everybody. Right now, it sounds like none of us should be going too far from home as well as we should still be spending as little time as possible in close proximity to others. Please let me know how best to reach you, and I'll be in touch as soon as it will be safe to open the retreat for residencies and workshops. In the meantime, I send my best wishes for your safety and good health, Sue

Sue Booth-Forbes, Director
Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

For the Love of Watercolor
with Evelyn Dunphy

Take your watercolor skills to new levels with award winning artist, Evelyn Dunphy.

The goal of Evelyn'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. The small group size means lots of personal attention. You will have as much of Evelyn’s time as you wish and require! There are demonstrations at the beginning of each day and one on one demonstrations go on throughout the day.

To view Evelyn’s work and read recommendations from students, please visit her website

skies over coulagh bay
"Skies Over Coulagh Bay"

Retreat Dates and Registration

Arrival: 23rd May 2020
Departure: 30th May 2020

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Evelyn Dunphy

Evelyn Dunphy

Evelyn Dunphy is an artist based in Maine who travels and paints the world.  She has been recognized for her activism in land conservation and children's hunger programs.  Evelyn has exhibited her paintings in the US, Canada, and the UK, and is also a sought after art teacher who leads workshops in Europe, Cuba, Ireland and various locations in the United States.  Her paintings are available for direct sale on this website.  Her collector's words speak to the importance of her work:

"Evelyn not only beautifully depicts what she sees with light, color, and style, but her paintings elicit the feeling and emotion that she had when she created the painting.  Whether it the light shining on one object or a unique scene that captured her eye, her paintings tell a compelling story.

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