Plein Air

  • Catherine Hillis has enjoyed the arts all her life. She won awards for her artwork as a child and was a musician in high school and college. As a…
  • My name is Ibolya. I’m a Hungarian watercolourist, a travel enthusiast and nature lover. I love nothing more than travelling with my sketchbooks to…
  • Walking in nature. Drawing in gardens. Experiencing the environment. Expressing these moments in time through mark making and color. This is what…
  • have been an artist since the day I picked-up my first pencils and crayons, making marks on most surfaces. I won my first big award in the 4th grade…
  • In May of 2018, I took a group of oil painters to Perigord Retreats. The experience was truly amazing and I am thrilled to be coming back in the fall…
  • In the spring of 2018, I took a group of oil painters to Perigord Retreats. The experience was truly amazing and I am thrilled to be coming back in…
  • If you are anything like me, you love a rich painterly buildup and bold mark-making style. In order to achieve this in your work, you'll need to use…
  • Erin Gafill is an award-winning painter, writer, and teacher with deep roots in California's art history. She is co-founder of the nonprofit Big Sur…
  • Susan Bosse, BFA, MA is a Plein Air artist who paints oil landscapes during warm weather. She paints with ink in her home studio during cold weather.…
  • Deborah Leonard is a founding member of Simsbury Open Studios, past president of the Avon Arts Association, and a member of the Connecticut Plein Air…

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.