Light up your creative life

A Painting Retreat
With Irish Artist Róisín O’Farrell

Experience the Ultimate Fusion of Creativity, Culture, and Relaxation at my Kerry Artists Retreat!

Are you a creative woman? Are you ready to revive your painting practice? To let down the weight you carry? To broaden your inner and outer world and build a life that gives you a broader sense of meaning and significance?

If so, you’re in for a treat! Join me for an unforgettable experience at our Kerry Artists Retreat – designed to awaken your creativity, rejuvenate your spirit, and inspire your soul.

Why RE-treating
A retreat allows us to grow deeper, create bonds with other like-minded retreat seekers, and build a deeper connection to ourselves. There’s a magic that happens when you are away from the doing. When you don’t need to worry about what to eat, preparing, cleaning, or the work of everyday living.

Retreat allows you to let go.
Let go of carrying all the details and simply show up and be where someone you trust is taking care of everything. It is my mission to hold space for you to do this. Let me take care of everything and walk you through a beautiful experience.

Where Painting Workshop, Cultural Getaway and Nurturing Retreat meet.
The combination of imaginative stimulation that painting together brings. The solace and mercy found in healing words and the companionship of other extraordinary women. The physical sense of unfolding and beauty that comes through the wild Atlantic sea air and majestic Kerry mountains and the appetite they give for good food, good drink and good conversation.

These things make for a powerful constellation of forces that bolster and lift a human life, often forging lifelong friendships.

Why Ireland? Why Kerry?

Ireland is not just a destination; it’s a feeling—a mystical tapestry of ancient wonders, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality. It’s also my home. I can bring you into the poetry of this place, be your connection to its ancient places, share its characters with you, make sense of its history and show you the most spectacular vistas to paint.

Kerry is full of spectacular views, crying out to be painted. Jaw-dropping beautiful landscapes, sweeping vistas down to the sea, Irish cottages, breathtaking cliffs and colourful Irish villages.

A Unique Blend of Painting and Cultural Exploration

Over the last decade, I’ve taught thousands of painters the skills to paint with confidence and ease. To fit their painting practice into their busy lives and overcome their inner critic so they can fully embrace the joy of painting.

The Love To Paint | Learn to Paint Online Course – Special Edition

With this painting retreat, you get the best of both worlds. 

In addition to having a week of painting, in person, with me in Kerry, You will get six weeks of access to the Ltp|Ltp Online Course before the retreat and a further six weeks to continue learning and practicing after the retreat. This gives you 13 weeks to deep dive or to use as a refresher. The value of this course is usually $945.

The Love to Paint magic is the combination of encouragement, training, practice and accountability to become the artist you dream to be.

What you get in the Special Edition

Full access to all six modules with video lessons, cheat sheets, resource guides and every tool you need to become an artist with confidence and ease.

 

This course will allow you to:

  • Work through a set of completed exercises to develop your technique.
  • Complete six paintings using both the knife and brush.
  • Establish a routine that allows time to feed your creativity and practice your painting. 
  • Develop a personalised strategy to deal with your inner critic.
  • Gain a better understanding of what exactly it means to be an artist

    But technique is only ever half the story because it’s all art. The way you laugh, your wardrobe, the way you decorate your home, your energy, the books you read, your playlists, and your friendships. It’s all art. Your whole life is Art.

    How long has it been since you laughed hard, exhaled deeply, tended to your creative heart, mind and body with good food, great music, poetry and laughter? The best medicine of all!

    Painting Without Boundaries

    At our Kerry Artists Retreat, there is more to offer than just painting sessions—it’ll be an immersive experience that blends artistic expression with cultural immersion. Each day begins with a creative blessing, setting the tone for a day filled with painting, adventures, and camaraderie.

    From scenic drives along the Ring of Kerry to boat trips to ancient monasteries, the Kerry retreat offers a diverse array of experiences that will leave you inspired and rejuvenated. Indulge in delicious meals prepared by our private chef, sway to the rhythm of live music, and embark on excursions to discover the hidden treasures of Kerry’s countryside. With each day brimming with adventure and creativity, you’ll return home with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the beauty of Ireland.

    This is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and focus on yourself.
    Even Superwoman needs a break sometimes.

    Time to Paint
    Relaxed (mixed ability) daily painting, indoors and outdoors and studio-based tuition sessions.

    Time to Go Deep
    Daily gatherings that will include inspirational readings, exercises, reflections, and intention-setting

    Time to Have Fun
    Laugh, play, explore, and enjoy good company…good times abound! (or something like that…)

    Time to Do Nothing
    Sit back, relax, brave a sea swim, or just catch up on a nap… There will. be downtime built in!

    Time to sway to the music
    I am delighted to announce that, with Culture Ireland’s support, I will bring Irish Singer-Songwriter Gráinne Hunt to perform a private gig for us on the final evening.

    You’re overdue for some rest. And some fun.

    (Re)Treat Yourself is your chance to reset, restore, and replenish your creative energy well while also taking stock of where you are and where you’re headed next.

    • Release what’s no longer working.
    • Reimagine your life.
    • Reclaim your creative energy.

    There will be rest, play, creativity, exploration and time to just be… whatever that looks like for you.

    Maybe you’ll feel like sleeping in, taking an early walk down to the water, or spending the afternoon in the bar with your new favourite book.

    There are no wrong answers here.

    Will you fit in?

    • Come just as you are – this is a deeply inclusive retreat
    • Women of like mind from their 30’s – 70’s
    • Work at your own level – beginner to advanced welcome
    • Dedicated indoor studio space – painting station and paints supplied

    Sample Itinerary

    7:00 – 9:00 am – Breakfast
    9.00 – 9.30 am – Morning blessing
    9:30 – 12:00 am – Morning Session in studio
    12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch
    1:00 – 4.00 pm – Afternoon programme enjoying the beautiful scenic area
    4:30 – 6:30 pm – Chill time
    6:30 – 8:30 pm – Evening Meal at home Westcove or at Irish pubs & Traditional with music

    What’s included:

    Cosy country house and Georgian period home lodging for 6 nights, 7 days
    Most meals for the duration of our gathering
    Daily painting, tuition and exploration sessions
    Walks and adventures designed to get you out of your head and into your life
    Swag bags, goodies, and surprises to complement your time + help you with that re-integration
    All the laughter, hugs, joy, and play. Because it should be fun.

    Take note:
    We can accommodate any dietary restrictions in our meal planning. Have a friend or friends you want to attend with? Double and occupancy are available!

    Bus from Dublin CC to Retreat:
    Private car/bus from Dublin City Centre to Westcove House Kerry is included – booking needed.

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    "The readings, the blessings, the eye contact, the genuine intention. The lessons, the mentoring, the mothering, the friending, ... a gift, all of it !
    That is the real stand out when it came to this retreat. all of the other things are incredibly done, but this is what makes it more special than all the other retreats I've ever attended, so needed, so healing for all of us.
    Everybody was shining in their own special way and that's because of Ró"

    Ginger Harding Wilson

    "I can honestly say that Róisín’s teaching has completely changed the direction of my life. She has given me the confidence I needed to just simply go for it. I am proud to now call myself an artist and I still can't quite believe how well things are going. The time she takes with people, her generosity to share, and her guidance. There are not many things I can say that have so clearly changed my life but her teaching and definitely have."

    Andrea Mosey

    Whether you’re an experienced artist or a novice, the Kerry retreat caters to individuals of all skill levels. With dedicated studio space and breathtaking outdoor landscapes as our canvas, we’ll unleash our creativity and paint the beauty of Kerry in all its glory. Although many experienced artists will attend, you do not have to be an experienced artist to attend or enjoy the retreat. It will be a down-to-earth, inclusive experience, designed to bring people together for the joy of painting, living a bigger creative life and enjoying some good company.

    Unforgettable Experiences Await

    From scenic drives along the Ring of Kerry to boat trips to ancient monasteries, the Kerry retreat offers a diverse array of experiences that will leave you inspired and rejuvenated. Indulge in delicious meals prepared by our private chef, sway to the rhythm of live music, and embark on excursions to discover the hidden treasures of Kerry’s countryside. With each day brimming with adventure and creativity, you’ll return home with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the beauty of Ireland.

    If you’re ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, creative expression, and cultural immersion, our Kerry Artists Retreat is calling your name. Reserve your spot today and experience the magic of painting, culture, and relaxation in one unforgettable retreat experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to nurture your creativity, connect with like-minded individuals, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

    This retreat is an unforgettable pilgrimage over ancient stone and windblown shores, gathering at places of special inherited significance in both Irish history and the Irish celtic cultural imagination.

    Location exudes a magical charm that will captivate your senses and ignite your imagination. We’ll embark on a journey through Kerry’s hidden gems, from its historic landmarks to its stunning vistas, all the while tapping into our inner artists and creating masterpieces inspired by the beauty that surrounds us.

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    Current Availability

    Malta: Limited
    Kerry: Last few rooms
    Catskills: Fully sold out

    This retreat was so enriching for me, I wish I could participate in every single one. Ró, you found ways to stimulate our minds and nurture our souls. I will be processing it all for months to come. Thank you for sharing who you are and encouraging us to do the same.

    Mary Dorrell

    It was an absolutely incredible experience that I shall treasure for ever. Everything Ró said on the can and much much more!! I had the most amazing adventures with total strangers who have become beautiful friends. If you have the opportunity to go on one of Roisin O’Farrells Art Retreats take it. They are life-changing!!

    Jane Aston

    I can honestly say that Róisín’s teaching has completely changed the direction of my life. She has given me the confidence I needed to just simply go for it. I am proud to now call myself an artist and I still can't quite believe how well things are going. The time she takes with people, her generosity to share, and her guidance. There are not many things I can say that have so clearly changed my life but her teaching and definitely have.

    Andrea Mosey

    I personally had lost all my creative confidence and had so much fear and anxiety to get through. I can’t really begin to tell you how much it means for me to physically, emotionally and intellectually enjoy and engage in the creative process once again and finally be able to call myself an artist again. Love and gratitude.

    Helen

    I will carry these memories in my heart forever, treasure them and tend to them so that they remain forefront in my sense of knowing, that women from all over can come together and nurture and uplift each other, personally and creatively. And laugh a lot. My heart is full, and my world is larger today

    Tammy Goodrich

    Very special memories I will carry with me forever!! It was such a magical experience, a new challenge that took me out of my comfort zone but oh how marvellous it was!!! I treasure the friendships, the love and the laughter that we shared! Thanks to all that helped me with the travels. Grainne was fabulous! Ro, thank you for feeding our souls with poems, history, and words, nurturing us to be more creative in our works of art as well as our lives!

    LINDA CLARK

    I would just like to say, no words can express the gratitude I have in my heart for you to have been placed in my path, bringing me by the hand down a road of brightness, leaving my darkness behind me, I’m in awe of how much you’ve generously shared with us as an artist, as a poet, as a teacher and as a friend who cares, .. keep painting, definitely keep teaching ( and saving more lost souls in the world).. I will never, never forget what you have done for me and my family ... they are so glad to see me smiling again, even if it means I’ve forgotten to cook some days ☺️

    Eileen Collins

    Roisin’s ability to communicate and get on the level of each of her students was amazing to me. Roisin came prepared to give and that she did, she knew everyone's name and something personal about each one of her students which made her easy to be with and she put me at ease from the minute I walked in.

    Yvonne Snead


    At this stage in life I feel differently about myself than I did 10 years ago…even 1 year ago! The questions you asked in your retreat and your intuitive insights gave me lots to think about who I want to be going forward.
    I loved every minute of the retreat!

    Vicki Mann

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