Abstracting the Figure Workshop/Retreat in Taos, New Mexico

More about the Workshop

Abstracting the figure is an interesting concept…when one doesn’t have to know anatomy but can successfully put an abstract figure into a painting, it is magic.

I love this as it gives the artist the opportunity to tell a story.

It also gives the artist the opportunity to paint without restriction …they art free to paint from the soul.

Figure painting can be sensual, exciting, fun and mysterious but the key is  to be able to paint the figure without stress of reality.

Being open to create in a serious yet playful way will open doors into the depth of your creativity.

You can work in the medium of your choice…my demos will be in acrylic and oil.

Each student will have their own table.

Space is very limited so don’t hesitate as this class will fill quickly.

Abstracting the Figure Retreat will be held at Gwen Fox’s private Art Sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico.  This Art Sanctuary with its 100-year-old adobe home is the perfect environment to inspire and renew your creativity.

  • Gwen’s retreats offer a safe environment for each artist to produce glorious failures on their way to artistic success
  • Each artist will receive lots of one-on-one with Gwen
  • You will discover secrets to the mental game of creating  (One of the most crucial parts of creating great artwork is your view of YOU. (Combining technical information and the “artist mindset” allows a new personal vision to emerge that will propel you in the direction of your heart.)
  • Develop your personal artistic style
  • Have glorious breakthroughs in your art
  • Develop confidence in yourself as an artist and your art
  • Private critiques that empower
  • Lots of fun and laughter
  • A wine and cheese get together Sunday evening before the workshop at Gwen’s home and studio

All this plus an elegant dinner served Thursday evening under the stunning New Mexico sky.  You will be wined and dined surrounded with luscious floral colors and textures.  It is a magical evening filled with laughter, talking about art, sharing stories while getting to know other artists on a more personal level…this is the Pièce de Résistance.

Come join me in Taos, New Mexico for this special retreat filled with information, growth and creativity. Watch the evening New Mexico light caress the adobe walls filling the air with a soft apricot glow….it is this light that inspires us to enter our soul.

Set yourself FREE from thoughts of “No I can’t,” “Maybe another year,” or “I’m not good enough.”

Spaces are very limited so sign up now for these five intensive days of creating.

This is the time for YOU.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Gwen  gwen@gwenfox.com or call  719-440-3874



I’ve always wanted to explore abstraction…Gwen is the perfect guide.

This week, Gwen said ‘Everyone is given a gift in life, and you have to explore it‘ – that’s what we’re doing here.

About Gwen Fox

Known for her abstract expression and paintings that reflect life within layers of unexpected color and texture capturing familiar images with both energy and passion.

Her work has won numerous awards and been the inspiration for New York poet S. David. You’ll find Fox’s original work displayed in the famous Fermoy Art Gallery, Kings Lynn, England, hanging alongside work by His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, and in the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club in New York.

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