Painting Retreat Barbara & Annette

This artist Retreat is set in picturesque Delaware county, where the Catskills meet the farms of upstate New York. Jessica Dalrymple will share beautiful painting sites from her extensive plein air experience in the area. Jennifer Roberts will lead optional meditation sessions (basic shamatha) in the open air.

There will be group meditations at the beginning and end of each day, morning and afternoon plein air sessions, and three meals a day prepared by private chef, Gilda Mulero, using local ingredients from surrounding farms. Attendees can feel free to participate within the scheduled sessions or create their own schedule.

All levels of painters & meditators are welcome. Jessica can instruct or demonstrate plein air painting for any beginners or non beginners who would like guidance. Jen can teach a fundamental meditation technique.

Spouses, friends, and creators in other mediums are welcome to come along! If not painting or drawing, there are other ways to enjoy the area including; antiquing, hiking, canoeing, biking, reading, writing, and more.

Because both plein air painting and meditation focus on being and expanding in the present moment, it is our intention that this workshop will both refresh and inspire you in a supportive environment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jen Walking The Grounds

“Working outdoors or from life puts you in direct contact with the life force, not just the light and the landscape, but also the vitality of the world around you.” -George Carlson


Date: Friday August 7, 2015 – Sunday August 9th June 13, 2015

Cost: $650 (single room) $550 (shared room) Rates apply per person & are all inclusive

Check In: Thursday August 6th; 3 pm – 10 pm

Check Out: Sunday August 9th; 12 pm

Meals: Light healthy vegetarian meals prepared by chef, Gilda Mulero 

Accommodations: Rooms include private bathroom, mini fridge, coffee service, & microwave. A communal area is accessible to all for eating meals, relaxing, and browsing a library of art books & meditation literature.

Location: Downsville, NY (130 miles NW of New York, 200 N of Philadelphia, and 260 W of Boston)

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A Short Line bus leaves twice daily from Port Authority, NY, NY to Roscoe, NY (nearby town)

The closest Airport is Stewart International Airport  (1 hr. 30 minute drive to Downsville)

Reserve a room by July 1st, 2015 with a secure deposit of $200.00 through Paypal:

Contact us: * After you have made a deposit through paypal please email or with your email address so that we may get in touch and send you a registration form and information packet.

If you have any questions or would like more information don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email:

Jessica Dalrymple  (917) 689-4651

Jennifer Roberts  (646) 377-8387


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  1. Joanne Andresen

    Please put me on your email list for dates of weekend or, preferably longer, painting events.

    1. Admin Post author

      Thank you for the comment, Joanne, we’d be happy to let you know of any future events.

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