We responded to the rich colours of the landscape and frescoes through our drawings/paintings and collage. Food and conversation were key aspects that contributed to the enjoyment of the artistic experience. Discussion around the table, at picnics and during cafe visits gave ideas that helped extend our individual artistic practice. Through the trust that developed between the group members we felt safe to show our work to others in the group and develop our ideas further.

“We should try to get together to keep the magic of Art in the Sabine hills going! I had the most wonderful time.”

Peg Morris

“Thank you, Charlotte, for sharing your wonderful home in Roccantica, thank you for your amazing energy and enthusiasm which was totally infectious and inspiring. I personally feel spiritually, emotionally and creatively nurtured.”

Jillian. McLaren

“It’s been the most incredible experience. In so many ways.”

Felicity Swan

“Thank you Charlotte for your generosity in hosting us with such care and attention and sharing your beautiful space with us.”

Caroline Calascinone

“What a fabulous and unique few days, otium for me! It may take me some time to digest all this experience.”

Ikuko Danby

N.B. Otium, a Latin abstract term, has a variety of meanings, including leisure time in which a person can enjoy eating, playing, resting, contemplation and academic endeavors (Wikipedia).

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