About This Center

Painting workshops and exhibitions with visionary painters (alumni) in the Neo-Amazonian style of famous painter Pablo Amaringo from Pucallpa, Peru. 

The workshops are at times combined with a traditional shamanic dieta with specific, pure maestros in the rainforest off Pucallpa and Iquitos. 

For more information please see the youtube link or watch the documentary "The Shaman and Ayahuasca" of Michael Wiese where you see Pablo Amaringo together with Don José Campos and others. Also see the different books about the Neo-Amazonian art of Pablo Amaringo.

“Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it.” — Rumi

Venue Highlights

The painting workshops are either organized in Westerlo Belgium (different locations) or in Pucallpa, Peru (different locations).


Depending on the location and duration of the workshops people stay overnight in a nearby B&B in Westerlo, Belgium, in the Don José guesthouse or Sol de Mayo guesthouse in Pucallpa, or in a tambo (traditional cabin) in the Rainforest of Pucallpa, Peru.


  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Meat


During regular painting workshops, simple meals are served or can be acquired nearby. During a dieta in the rainforest the menu is very specific and in harmony with the medicinal plants. Mostly these are specific vegetarian (platanos, lentils, potato) but twice a week some chicken and/or toothless fish with intact skin are served.


Usually participants are collected from the airport in Pucallpa and brought to the Don José guesthouse if the workshop is in Pucallpa.
Exhibitions USKO Ayar academy Peru for the Rainforest

The Rainforest exhibitions with 10-15 painters from the Usko Ayar academy of Pablo Amaringo (UN awarded in 1992) started in 2019. In this first year 11 exhibitions were organized in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Romania. With the exhibitions we raise consciousness for the rainforest, we continue the work of the Usko Ayar school of Pablo Amaringo and its painters and a small profit is for the Picaflores.org foundation (no overhead costs are subtracted; those are sponsored separately). Please watch and share this movie of Alfredo Zagaceta in which the background is explained by Mita Lozano, straight from the heart, with music from Artur Mena.

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