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It is more than the paint…it is more than the place…it is about the journey… Rainbows may be elusive, but they seem to thrive on Orkney…and when the day ends, and your luck is right, the sea will turn lavender and the clouds, well, they will dance in colors that delight! I hope we will meet and paint and enjoy the immersion into all that is Orkney!

Jeanne Bouza Rose

  • At nearly all the artist, silversmith or craft studios we visited, the designers were there and so willing to help, share and be generous!

    – Mary
  • As a participant in Orkney Art Adventure, I look over my photos and prints, reflecting on rich memories. Our facilitator, Jeanne, taught us an exciting, facile watercolor printmaking technique, while she and the local artists and historians we met, opened the door to experience of the spirit of Orkney. Orkney, still fresh, I recall a gale, the wind at once soothing and fierce, decending gleaming silver swords of light piercing the sea, the earth suddenly turning freakish, wild. As the wind settled and the eastern sky turned a springtime steely blue, double rainbows appeared. We took our feelings of praise to the stone circles at midnight under the full moon, leaning into each cool lichened surface to listen to 5000 year old secrets. The experiences continue to inform my painting, and my spiritual perspective.

    – Roberta, art teacher & artist