My Space Retreats
My Space Retreats are all about you, I simply provide the space and time for you to rediscover yourself. During your retreat you will explore the beautiful landscape of Cornwall. Awakening your senses and your sense of self through the pure and unspoiled nature of this county.
About the Retreat
My Space Retreats are all about you, I simply provide the space and time for you to rediscover yourself. During your retreat you will explore the beautiful landscape of Cornwall. Awakening your senses and your sense of self through the pure and unspoiled nature of this county. I am qualified person-centred psychotherapist and artist. Combining my love of nature, well-being and creativity I have created retreats that aim to calm your mind and feel better within yourself by applying skills learnt to your everyday life and/or your approach to your creativity. The groups are small (Max 8) and together we explore, experience, investigate, share, listen and support in an emphatic environment.
I offer 2 types of retreat:
- A self-reflective journey that aims to empower your values of your self-worth, self-esteem and self-belief through simple yet powerful journey into how you see yourself and the potential you have within yourself.
- A creative journey of the self and nature through abstract art, aimed at all abilities. During this retreat you will consider the importance of the self and the environment through exploring mixed media techniques and materials, the work of Cornish artists and sensory emotive experiences.
My Space Art Retreats
There is a growing understanding of the impact of creativity and the environment on health and wellbeing. My Painting Retreats are designed to renew your mind, heart and spirit midst the most beautiful count of Cornwall. Connect with your creativity and renew your spirit and recharge your batteries. My Space Art Retreats aim to invigorate and transform you way of thinking and looking at the environment and yourself. The focus is on you as an individual and your creativity. My work is often a response to a moment in time, a scene. I look, observe, visually recording in my mind but more importantly storing the feeling I am experiencing from within. When I sell my work I do not expect anyone else to share the feeling I have experienced but I would like them to just enjoy the outcome. However, I do challenge anyone to look at the sea, the sand, the sky and the land, to close your eyes and take in a large, deep breath and then open your eyes and observe, observe not only the scene but the feeling.
My Space Therapeutic Retreats
Get away from it all, take back command, focus on yourself. Together we will explore nature and the stunning Cornish environment to invigorate your senses and to make a positive change to your wellbeing and self-belief. Creative and reflective activities aim to recharge your batteries and provide different ways to touch base with and strengthen the inner self, yourself. Sharing your reflections and being part of the group is fundamental to the process, agreeing to be a member of a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space is crucial to the ethos of My Space Retreats. After your retreat (additional fee) there will be the opportunity for continued support through additional 1:1 Skype sessions.
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Contact the Retreat
I was born in Japan but instantly felt that Cornwall is my spiritual home. The landscape, the sky, the weather and the people all combine to make Cornwall a place I want to be. Back home in Japan I work with natural stone and grind it down into powered to use as a paint material. I see the amazing granite of Cornwall as a perfect material to use in my art.
Sally Jones is an artist who works primarily in oils, charcoal or pastel, undertaking a wide variety of subject matter which reflects her own broadly-based interests and appreciation of the natural world.
Charlotte was born in the 1970s in Cornwall, to a truly Cornish family, with her roots in the County traceable back to the mid 1600’s. Always creative from a young age, she spent her childhood learning about nature, watching and exploring local freshwater rivers, woodland, moorland and coastal environments.
Christine Brunnock was raised in St Ives, Cornwall. She is based in St Ives today where she is constantly inspired by the Cornish landscape. Largely self-taught, her work is expressive and atmospheric, communicating a range of emotions that are reflected by the elements and environment. Christine’s work has been collected internationally and she exhibits regularly. She was shortlisted for The Evening Standard Art Prize in London and is a member of The National Acrylic Painters’ Association.
Vincent Basham is a self-taught artist who specialises in seascapes, he was born in Maldon, Essex in 1956 and educated at Thurstable School, Tiptree where his love for painting first developed. He has exhibited his work in prestigious galleries in London, Essex, Norfolk, Devon and Cornwall.
Influenced by magic realism among numerous other things, I began to teach myself to paint before attending college in London. I create a kind of holistic patchwork of stories often through docufiction; the aim being to eventually develop a unique interpretation of life and the world.
My painting is an expression of my love of the land here in West Penwith, a connection with the beauty and power of the landscape. The paintings are in oil paint on board or canvas, and are realistic & representational landscapes of West Cornwall, but not in an entirely photographic way; they are hyper-real, or more than real.
My work is compiled, I build layer after layer, sometimes taking areas back to where I started, reworking or allowing the beginnings to be exposed. Layers are often thin and my tools are basic. Some papers and canvas may go through the press, some are hand pressed, all are painted and repainted.
Simon paints in an ‘Impressionistic’ painting technique in oils on canvas. Influences include several Impressionists and Post Impressionists, and subsequent artists such as Sargent and Brangwyn.
I studied graphic design for 4 years in the 1970’s and gained Associate Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers and of the Society of Typographical Designers. I went on to work in London for companies including IPC Magazines and Royle Print Ltd.