Dear friends

Have you been longing for a creative adventure, an awakening of the senses, surrounded and inspired by nature? I know I have…

I’m SO excited to have the opportunity to come and teach in-person, to share a week of creative inspirations and art with you!

We will follow the path of wonder as we discover our own magic and create some beautiful art together.

"Faeries, come take me out of the dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame."
- William Butler Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire.

This one week,all-inclusive retreat will be held at The Essence of Mulranny Studios, and our delightful hosts Lora Murphy and Cheryl Cobern Browne.

We will be situated at the dramatic edge of the Wild Atlantic West Coast of Ireland, where sea meets land and the threshold of a powerful creative and magical adventure begins.
As we regenerate, and re-energize in nature, we will awaken our magic and let our creative inspiration thrive.

July 20th – july 27th, 2019

Essence Of Mulranny Studios is a beautiful learning center, complete with well equipped mixed media art studio, private bedrooms, a cozy gathering room with fireplace and group kitchen for those midnight snacks!
All meals will be included and prepared by an on-site private chef and will focus on delicious, healthy cuisine.


We invite you to imagine standing on the panoramic hillside of our studio, taking in the spectacular views of Clew bay and Croagh Patrick (Ireland’s holy mountain).

Open your heart to the profoundly moving drama of constantly shifting Atlantic skies, reflecting a ever changing light show on the bay. The wildness and drama of this spectacular area belie the peace and connection you will feel to Ireland and to this very special place.

Lay on a blanket in the heather and watch the stars emerge on a clear night or walk along the rocky shores, to gather shells, driftwood and memories. Find yourself letting go of the stress of everyday life, feel the mystery and beauty of this land, awakening your senses.

This unspoiled place provide a safe place of inspiration and experimentation to stretch your skills in whatever medium you are working on.

You are warmly invited to stay awhile.

Your time with Katrina

Your creative week will be a delightful experience of studio time, fun excursions, cultural experiences with plenty of free time to rest, relax and explore!

Katrina will guide you through many projects ranging from portraits, story art, fantasy landscapes, animals, sketching on location and everything inspired by nature.

We will tour the enchanting village, stroll along the beautiful coastline, explore Faery trails, and gathering inspiration to create lots of art!

We will also have oracle card readings, meditative journey guides, and fire circle sessions for those who wish to participate.

This week will be a total immersion of tuning into our intuition and creativity, delving into the fascinating Celtic culture, and finding our own authentic magic.

"Where is Fairyland? Here, there... somewhere...
It is just around the corner, under a rosebush, in a hollow tree;
deep in the moonlit forest, veiled by the morning mist that hangs over the meadow..."
-Theresa Moorey

DATES: July 20- July 28, 2019

All payments and booking details will be handled and assisted securely by
Essense of Mulranny Studios.


  • Workshop instruction
  • Some supplies (we be specified closer to trip)
  • 7 nights nights lodging
  • Transportation from Galway to the Studio (it is recommended to fly into Shannon or Dublin airport and get a bus to Galway where we will meet in a pub!
  • All meals except – 2 lunches & 1 dinner
  • All tour & excursion fees
  • Wine, coffee & tea


  • Travel costs / Airfare
  • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable
  • Additional nights lodging


  • Learn how to create fairy-tale landscapes and story art
  • Learn how to gather inspiration from nature
  • Learn my portrait techniques in different mediums like pastel, watercolor and acrylic
  • Learn how to paint and work with your animal totems
  • How to work with the Faery folk and gather inspiration from them
  • How to use your sketches and photos back in the studio and into your art
  • Create gorgeous, soulful art that you will treasure for a lifetime
  • Visit magical historical sites to inspire
  • Enjoy nourishing and healthy meals
  • Connect with artists from around the world
  • and so MUCH MORE….

EXCURSIONS and surrounding areas included


Essence Of Mulranny studios is a beautiful learning center complete with well equipped mixed media art studio, a main house with private bedrooms, a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, a beautiful meditation room, upstairs lounge with a gorgeous view, TV room, and kitchen.

All meals will be included and prepared by an on-site private chef who will focus on delicious, healthy cuisine.

I hope you will join us in this adventure of finding your voice and magic through art!