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Paradise Artist Retreat at the Tamaya Resort in New Mexico (VIDEO)

Paradise Artist Retreat at the Tamaya Resort in New Mexico (VIDEO)

By Gabe Ripley: The Paradise Artist Retreat will be held February 20-23rd at the amazing Tamaya Resort in New Mexico. While many painters toil away alone in their basement, this art retreat is an opportunity for artists to create alongside over a hundred other artists in a beautiful environment! Through the course of four days artists of all skill levels, from first time beginners to seasoned accomplished professional artists, will participate in numerous workshops, seminars, discussion panels, critiques, and art creation…

While the event is supported by the tattoo community with the large portion of the attending artists tattooing for a living and traveling in, this event is free of tattooing, and open to artists of nearly any medium. Artists passes are moving, rooms are being reserved, and many of the seminars are on their way to selling out, so register for seminars, book your rooms, and buy your tickets soon to save your spot!

Each attending artist will have a 5′ x 5′ space to set up and create and sell art. Last year the art rooms were the busiest from midnight to 3 a.m., so we made sure the room will be open to create 24-hours a day to accommodate all the night owls! There are many learning activities that are included with the artist pass, including a live portrait painting workshop with Shawn Barber, business for artists by Chet Zar, figure drawing workshops, a critique, a still life workshop and entry into the opening party with an hour and a half of drinks on the house!

Other workshops and seminar teachers include Nick Baxter, Cory Norris, Damon Conklin, Chris Dingwell, Paul Abbott, Tom Strom, Chris Lowe, Teresa Sharpe, Adrian Dominic, Dan and Tim Plumley, and Ian McKown. Topics include oil painting, character creation, acrylics, achieving effects with pastels, realistic colored pencils, the holistic process of art creation, painting on a budget, heads and hands, Photoshop, and more!

The opportunity to be able to learn and create alongside so many artists, including some of the industry’s leaders, is truly exceptional. Don’t take it from us, go to the site to read the reviews!

The Tamaya Resort in Santa Anna Pueblo New Mexico is a perfect match for this event. Meaning, “A quiet, special place…” the Tamaya is on a pueblo. Voted “Best in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler in 2010 and one of the top in the United States and Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine, this unique resort reflects an attention to detail unlike any you’ve ever experienced. The venue is very family friendly, in fact the many activities open to children and families throughout the week were recently raved about in Forbes magazine of all places.

Check out this slide show of the Tamaya resort:


The food at the resort is delicious, and everyone in the room block will receive 15 percent off their meals and beverages as well as 10 percent off the Spa!

In the past four years, the Paradise events have sold out the resort ahead of time and the room block rate and deals are only good until January 20th so make your plans sooner rather than later!


For more information and registration please visit the Paradise Artist Retreat website:

One comment

  1. WOW! Kudos for an an awesome idea. Too bad I live in another country.