Expressive Painting Art Retreat in Perthville

23 Sep 22, 3 nights

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Capture the colour of Springtime in the Country with Paint!

Calling all colour warriors! Time to plan a creative getaway for Spring!

Only ten kilometres out of Bathurst lies a landscape that the likes of Van Gogh would dream of. Set in the grounds of the St Joseph’s Heritage Convent and Conference Centre we have the luxury of three days to translate this country wonderland to canvas.

Every day will be an adventure in colour and creativity. Discover new ways to translate your experience into expressive artworks. We have a fabulous location to paint from and many places we can wander to and make a colourful mess!

There will be lots of fun with colour and paint, as I help you discover some quick tricks and painters tips along the way. We will make some plein air paintings and also have a great air conditioned studio to work from. This getaway is all about exploration, inspiration and motivation.

No skill level required, just enthusiasm, an open mindset and a love for colour! We will be focusing on elevating your artistic expression in the visual arts. The focus will be on developing expressive and abstracted artworks in paint. Immerse yourself in the adventure!

I believe everyone has the ability to be creative, often you just need the opportunity to start. Allowing yourself the space to create can be the challenge. The Perthville countryside is the perfect place to make a start.

Develop your inner ‘colour warrior’ and spend a long weekend with me going ‘Bright beyond beige!




About The Host

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard is an Australian Contemporary artist and well loved art educator. She ran an Art School for over a decade, has been the Arts presenter of EdTV Australia and conducts many art functions and art mentoring programs including one-to-one art tuition. She conducts her Colourplay Art Retreats in Australia and Fiji.

Ballard’s own art process is driven by colour. Selective colour palettes and disintegrated shapes define her unique style she calls ‘Fragmatism’. Specialising in still life and landscape paintings her creations are always inspired by nature.

Based in Sydney, Australia she has chased colour around the world. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally and been selected as finalist for many art shows. She has also completed art residencies in New York, Venice and Australia.

Be it in her own work or helping others find their own creative voice, she believes that colour has the power to enrich and uplift our lives and that exercising your creativity is sure to keep your life ‘bright beyond beige.’

You can see more of her work and find out more about her art education at


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