THE ART RETREAT WEEK AT CASA DE LOS ARTISTAS AT BOCA DE TOMATALAN

This is the poster created by Sally of our class of January 2019: A lively and creative group of people from the USA, Canada, UK and Argentina. Led by the irrepressible Bob Burridge. We laughed, we cried, we played, and we created. It was a wonderful week with a group of interesting and talented people. Another very special tribe of new friends from around the world. There were trips out - to the amazing botanical garden down the road, on a boat, and to Vallarta. I stayed back and painted that day having already spent a week there. Boca is a beautiful rural and remote fishing village. it was populated by gentle very Mexican people, seemingly untouched by tourism, and many many animals roamin

AN ART RETREAT ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO

For two weeks in late January I travelled to the Pacific coast of Mexico, I had signed up for an art retreat with the artist Robert Burridge whose work I have always enjoyed because of his playfulness, sense of colour and theatricality. I booked myself into a hotel in the centre of Puerto Vallarta for a week before the beginning of the retreat in order to acclimatise and to enjoy and see a little of Mexico. I was immediately enchanted. As with Morocco, the colours and the craziness of the environment immediately fed and entranced my senses, and I realised immediately how much I was going to enjoy the people and the vibe of the town. I was captivated by the charm, mischief and fun of the peop

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