Unleashing the Painter in You: How to start, keep going, and know when you're done
MAY16TH TO 23RD 2020
Let’s take a magnificent art journey together to a magical land…
I’m so happy to invite you to join me for an incredible adventure to the west coast of Ireland. To the Emerald Isle, where magic, mystery and myth enchant the very air ! This 7 night/8 day all inclusive creative journey will be hosted by The Essence of Mulranny Studio, run and operated by artists, Lora Murphy & Cheryl Cobern Browne and located in the quaint coastal village of Mulranny! A place full of rugged beauty, fascinating history and endless inspiration! Come Unleash the Painter in you ,together with me in Ireland!
We invite you to imagine standing on the panoramic hillside of our studio, taking in the spectacular views of Clew bay and Croagh Patrick (Ireland’s holy mountain).
Open your heart to the profoundly moving drama of constantly shifting Atlantic skies, reflecting an ever changing light show on the bay. The wildness and drama of this spectacular area belie the peace and connection you will feel to Ireland and to this very special place.
Lay on a blanket in the heather and watch the stars emerge on a clear night or walk along the rocky shores, to gather shells, driftwood and memories. Find yourself letting go of the stress of everyday life, feel the mystery and beauty of this land, awakening your senses.
This unspoiled place provide a safe place of inspiration and experimentation to stretch your skills in whatever medium you are working on.
You are warmly invited to stay awhile.
Visit historic sites, Learn about the infamous Irish Pirate Queen and visit one of her many castles. Hear the story of our Stone Age ancestors and experience the myths and magic of Irelands spiritual roots while standing in one of the ancient stone circles. This is indeed a land of legends!
CONNECT WITH NATURE
Finding something to inspire you is not hard with the richness of the various eco systems surrounding Mulranny - from marine to mountain landscapes, with grasslands, bog and heather hills - this enchanted land casts a spell on any artist.
EXPLORE THE HISTORY
Dream about the history of past times, evident in every field with old stone walls, every stoic castle and each abandoned cottage.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: JUDY WISE
The greatest joy that comes from the creation of non-representational paintings is freedom and the celebration of line and color. Bringing forth a brand new work of art that is a mystery and a thing of beauty.
The greatest surprise when the creation is finished is how they mirror into the soul of the artist. It is this search, this sacred and thrilling search, that interests me and every artist I know.
Each day of class I will start a new painting with you as we explore shapes, mark making, line and color. I will bring instructional materials that I will use to teach sections on composition and placement. Touching and envisioning are a large part of my teaching process.
We will explore color mixing and learn how to mix on the substrate.
We will observe the importance of value in our work as we progress.
We will participate in a series of exercises that will reveal information about our personal style.
Most importantly we will discuss the issue of trust for the artist; “Am I good enough?”, “Who decides if my work is a success?” “Can I trust my work?”
And I will do my best to answer every question about approaching galleries and selling through portals such as Saatchi and personal websites. About handling commissions and pricing. I will help you move to the next step in your exploration, be it personal or professional.
My goal for each student is to take home paintings and confidence that will prompt them to return to their practice with renewed vigor.
Judy Wise is an Oregon artist and teacher who has worked as a printmaker and painter for four decades. She has exhibited and taught in the USA, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, Spain, the U.K., and the Netherlands. Follow her on Instagram at judywiseart
Essence of Mulranny Studios
THE EDGE OF EUROPE
Being in Mulranny is all about being on the edge, on the edge of Europe, on the edge of land and the great ocean seas and the edge of yourself. Edges lead to new boundaries when invited to expand.
DATES: May 16th to 23rd , 2020
$2995 FOR A TWIN SHARED ROOM
$3495 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM
$3995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM
A $500 non refundable deposit is due upon registration with the final payment due March 1, 2020
YOUR HOME FOR THE WEEK
This beautiful learning center is complete with well equipped mixed media/encaustic art studio, private bedrooms, a cozy gathering room with fireplace and group kitchen for those midnight snacks! All meals will be included and prepared by an on-site private chef and will focus on delicious, healthy cuisine.
your view from the studio
INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT
Visit to our Old Irish Goat Sanctuary
Trips to explore Achill Island
Kylemore abbey , Grainne OMalleys castle plus the deserted Village and Keem bay
Some art supplies (we be specified closer to trip)
7 nights lodging in this lovely soulful place
Transportation from Westport to the Studio (it is recommended to fly into Dublin and get a train to Westport where we will meet you . Its very easy to get around in Ireland
All meals except - 2 lunches & 1 dinner
All tour & excursion fees
Music and craic(fun)
Long hours access to our state of the art studio
Wine with Dinner and beverages
Help with travel arrangements
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Travel costs / Airfare
Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable
Additional nights lodging
1981-82 Pacific Northwest College of A1977-78 Portland State University
1972 Graduated Arizona State University, BA, English, Art
2018 - Siren Nation Art Show, Portland's Center for the Arts, OR
2018 - ISEA International Exhibition, Runyon Gallery, Newport, OR
2018 - Art in the Pearl Art Festival, Portland, OR
2017 - Giving Voice, 12x16 Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 - Between the Lines, Pearl Womens Center, Portland, OR
2016 - Ephemeral, 12x16 Gallery, Portland, OR
2016 - Abstract Catalyst 3, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR 2016 - Colors of Oaxaca, Viajero Art Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico
2015 - Portland Art Museum, Rental Sales Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 - Wax and Words, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2012 - Residency Exhibit, Can Serrat, Spain
2018 - Instructor - Abstract Painting, London & Alnwick, UK
2017 - Instructor - Cold Wax Workshop, Gig Harbor, WA
2016 - Instructor - Painting & Book Arts, Can Serrat & Bordils, Spain 2016 - Instructor - Life Drawing, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 - Instructor - Drawing & Painting, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 - Videographer/Instructor - Polymer Clay Online
2015 - Instructor - Indigo Textile Workshop, Gig Harbor, WA
2015 -Inst.Gum Arabic Printmaking, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2014 - Videographer/Instructor - Painting Online
2014 - Instructor - Painting: Encaustic & Plaster, Oaxaca, Mexico 2014 - Instructor - Encaustic, Kiama, Australia
2014 - Instructor - Encaustic, Ubud, Bali
2013 - Videographer/Instructor - Cold Wax Workshop Online
2013 - Instructor - Cold Wax Workshop I - Melbourne, Australia
2013 - Instructor - Cold Wax Workshop II - Huskisson, Australia
2012 - Instructor - Drawing & Painting: Encaustic & Plaster, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2012 - Videographer/Instructor - Mixed Media Journaling Workshop 2012 - Artist in Residence - Can Serrat, Spain
2011 - Videographer/Instructor - Plaster Studio Workshop Online