September 2019 – FCA Bamfield ‘En Pein Air’ Workshop Retreat,
a fine week with clear skies in one of God’s most beautiful corners of the world. We got lucky. Bamfield, at the entrance to Barkley Sound on the far western edge of the world, is known for thick marine fronts and rough weather delivered straight off the open Pacific. The landscape is dramatic, timeless and mysterious. A plein air painter’s dream if I ever did see one. The event couldn’t be better organized. Everything you would need was at hand including boats, buses, Marine Science staff, meals and accommodation leaving everyone to focus on painting in the great outdoors. The evenings were fun and interesting with get togethers, short presentations and a final evening art show displaying the participant’s artwork. There are many to thank but special appreciation to FCA’s Patrick Meyer, Helen Duckworth and Katrin Sarstedt who made it happen.