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Weekend at an Oregon Artist Retreat

working on the last children's book paintings

I spent a wonderful weekend at the Chinook Artist Retreat in Klamath Falls two weeks ago. The grounds were pretty amazing with a huge, light-filled studio (windows all the way around), a separate living space with bedroom and access to a big living room, dining room and kitchen. And the best part, a beautiful bath house with hot tub, sauna and showers. It was also surrounded by gardens, a labyrinth, and magical woods with a bald eagle preserve. The prices were very affordable and seem pretty flexible since this is a brand new retreat. The owners, Robert and Sharon Chinook, were so sweet and generous and even gave us some homemade stew.

Django gives helpful advice

I have to give a shout out to my husband Drew who played in the woods with baby Django for two full days so that I could paint! I was able to almost finish my nature inspired children’s book (which is now done!) and 3 small abstracts on wood panels inspired by the surrounding Junipers.

"The composition is all wrong, mom!"

Go to:   for photos, info and pricing if you’re interested. You can stay for a month, a week or a few days.


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