MARYBETH SHAW ….UNDER THE INFLUENCE

June 20th to 27th 2020

What would happen if you allowed the land, the sky and the sea to fully awaken your senses? 

Breathe in, breathe out. 

We will work in both the art journal and on panels. Using a variety of acrylic mixed media supplies, we will start by making and altering collage materials. As we move to our surfaces, we will layer paper, color, and texture. We will make marks. We will exploit opposing elements such as transparency vs. opacity, glossy vs. matte, smooth vs. rough. Your voice will emerge.

Join me as we fall under the influence of Mulranny. 


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Let’s take a journey to a magical land

I’m so excited to invite you to join me for an Art Escape to the west coast of Ireland where magic, mystery and myth enchant the very soil! This 7 night/8 day all inclusive creative journey will be hosted by The Essence of Mulranny Studio, run and operated by artist, Lora Murphy and located in the quaint coastal village of Mulranny! A place full of rugged beauty, fascinating history and endless inspiration!

June 20th to 27th 2020


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Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. Since then she has spent all her waking hours exploring life as a painter working in mixed media, primarily acrylic, encaustic and collage. She initially put in lots of hours as a road gypsy, exhibiting at outdoor art fairs and selling as many as 300 paintings in one very blurry year. She transitioned into being a workshop instructor in 2008 and finds pleasure helping students find their own voice as a painter. Her personal creative process is a dance between spontaneity and intent; she finds great joy in the physical act of painting and looks at her best work as a gift from a higher power. She welcomes mistakes because they so often provide a delightful detour into new territory. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is the founder of StencilGirl® Products, LLC and the recently opened StencilGirl Studio.


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From our host Lora…

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, in an amazing state of the art studio..



YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO STAY AWHILE



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.


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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.

LOCAL VILLAGES

Meet the local people, warm, friendly and always happy to chat and share a story or a cup of tea. Shop in our local village of Westport and pop into a local pub or two!

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.

ENRICHING EXCURSIONS

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!

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

Bring your camera , your sketchbooks and prepare to lose your heart in it all, your mind full of inspiration.

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Your time with MaryBeth

Your 8 days will be a beautiful blend of studio time, delightful excursions, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of free time to rest and explore! You can arrive, unpack your suitcase (and your art supplies) and truly relax, at the gorgeous Essence of Mulranny Retreat center , run and operated by artist, Lora Murphy.

We will be visiting enchanting villages, strolling along the beautiful coastline, touring ancient castles and ruins, picnicking in the heather fields and creating all along the way! The creative inspiration will be all around you!

What would happen if you allowed the land, the sky and the sea to fully awaken your senses? 

Breathe in, breathe out. 

We will work in both the art journal and on panels. Using a variety of acrylic mixed media supplies, we will start by making and altering collage materials. As we move to our surfaces, we will layer paper, color, and texture. We will make marks. We will exploit opposing elements such as transparency vs. opacity, glossy vs. matte, smooth vs. rough. Your voice will emerge.

“Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.”John O Donoghue


DATES: June 20- 27, 2020

PRICE:

$2995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM

$3450 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM




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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. For larger groups we house students in the village, in apartments with spectacular views.



DATES: June 20- 27, 2020

PRICE:

$2995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM

$3450 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM

DATES: June 20- 27, 2019

($500 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE)





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INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT

  • Workshop instruction

  • Some supplies (we be specified closer to trip)

  • 7 nights lodging

  • Transportation from Galway to the Studio (it is recommended to fly into Dublin airport and get a bus to Galway where we will meet in a pub! )

  • All meals except - 2 lunches & 1 dinner

  • All tour & excursion fees

  • All wine and beverages

  • New friends and an art tribe!

  • WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Travel costs / Airfare

    • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable

    • Additional nights lodging


DATES: June 20- 27, 2020

PRICE:

$2995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM

$3450 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM

($500 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE)