Love for "The Artists' Voice'"...
"I feel like I'm coming back a different photographer... A serious introspective look into the soul,
and how you bring that out in your photography.." -- Mike Roberts
"Usually when I get back from a trip I feel stressed, tired, need to recoup and get back to reality. This time I was completely relaxed and it was easy; no stress and no post trip depression. Just amazing memories, photographs, new tools and a renewed outlook on life. Thank you!" — Lauri Novak
"On a personal level, I needed something positive to force a turnabout in my life.
My artistic goal was to channel my vulnerabilities into a new way of seeing and creating with my camera.
The retreat accomplished both goals and I gained some valuable friends in the process and so much more.
My favorite images all had something in common: a memorizing feeling that captivated me when I set sight on it. Those images were truly special (my best). It was as if my personal feelings were somehow imbedded into the metadata of those images. Karen gave me the tools to learn to use find 'my voice’ and to create with that voice.
I have always loved Karen's art and to get to learn from her, was the best." -- Barb Cochran
"Having met Karen and knowing who she drew me in first. I love what Karen speaks about in her own work. I like that her work comes from a place of centered knowing. The best part: I absolutely found the next level of my artistic voice!"
— Elle Bruce
"I spent 8 glorious days on the French Riviera with Karen Hutton.
'Finding Your Artistic Voice' is more then what the title suggests. It is learning who you really are,
what speaks to you as an artist, learning to articulate it as your voice. The inner radiant fire.
I made some amazing friends, danced along the boardwalk in Cannes,
laughed until I cried and found myself in so many ways." -- Jennifer Walton
Playing during the Retreat included: trying to capture what I felt and what I love through my lens, learning photo blurring, doing a little dance, singing a little song, drinking a little Prosecco ;)
Through all of this, I reclaimed parts of me and found pure joy and freedom in just being me again. This was all possible because each of you were willing to fully show up and be vulnerable and open as well...and together we created connection...a connection, I believe, that inspires us to step more fully into ourselves.
I can't think of a better way to foster creativity than through the beauty of connection--with one's self, one's environment, and others.
These moments will stay with me forever. ❤️ --Robin Rolley