|The main house where the retreats are held. |
Studio space on one side, b&b on the other.
The place is like going to a country cottage. There's an old claw foot bathtub in the upstairs bathroom... and a door that opens onto a balcony. Yes, from the bathroom. The place is right beside the river, and they held daily yoga classes outside on the deck where you could hear the river rushing through. The owner, Lynn Connell, is quite the powerhouse. She is not only an accomplished painter, but she also founded the art retreat, AND an orphanage in Africa. Pretty inspiring person to spend a week with. Shelly, who handles all the day to day stuff, is really warm and welcoming. Within a day or two it felt like I was visiting with a friend instead of a paying guest. I had an overwhelming urge to help with the dishes. She wouldn't let me.
|The artist that worked across from me for |
|Lynn and another participant working away.|
|The "living" room. Books everywhere, and all art books. Must have|
taken years to amass such a collection. I could have spent the week just in here.
|The kitchen of the main guest house. There was another house on the property,|
and a group of participant stayed there.
|The main studio space. Lovely and bright with lots of windows.|