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Eat.Paint.Love. Art Retreat Info


Our retreats are all about the divine feminine, honoring the goddess within, moving and loving our bodies, nourishing ourselves with good food, nature, and peace while advancing our skills in portraiture and figure painting. 

Generally Kelly will teach in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome as the tecniques taught translate to both mediums.

Our schedules are loose and you are in charge...if you feel like napping rather than painting, the choice is yours.

Kelly practices Kundalini Yoga/Meditation and welcomes you to her practice every morning. It's gentle so anyone can join in. We will open our spines, work on healing kryias, and do an 11 minute healing or chakra opening meditation. 

Kelly takes a limited number of private students each year. Most come weekly for 2 hour lessons. If you are in the Bakersfield area reach out to see what she has available. To read more visit here:  Private Lesson 

About Kelly, Christa, & Marie


Kelly Berkey is a wild flower who turns into a mermaid when the ocean calls. She has studied with some of our Master Painters including Romel de la Torre, Stanka Kordic, and Michelle Dunaway. While her primary focus is in portraiture and figurative painting, she also loves landscapes and pushing herself into the abstract. Currently floating after the loss of her husband, she's looking for a place to land and call home again. 


Christa Thomas is a Sonoma County artist, NICU nurse, mom and wife. Her art reflects themes of nurture and nature, strength and tenderness which reflect many of her experiences during her nursing career. “Art brings a true emotional balance and joy to my life and I hope to share that with others.” I love to travel and experience those adventures through the eyes of an artist. Christa works primarily in oils and sometimes
acrylics and mixed media for fun.


Marie is a french painter based in Sacramento, California. She works with watercolor and oil with subject matters encompassing flowers, fantasy, strong women, nature and fairy tales. She has taught online and in-person and will divide her time between the US and France in the coming years. When not painting you can find her planting things and photographing them in her garden or brewing potions in her kitchen. There is magic in the world, look for it!

Past and Future Retreats

2016 Retreat: Portugal

2017 Retreat: Outer Banks, NC

2018 Retreats:

Outer Banks, NC


2019 Retreats:

France - 


  • Cancellation and Refunds 


  • There is a nonrefundable cancellation charge in the amount of $250 until the registration deadline, as shown on the registration form. There are no refunds after the registration deadline. Written cancellation is required to process a refund. Although unlikely, the retreat may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. If canceled, the entire amount paid will be refunded within fourteen days after cancellation of the retreat. Once this occurs, Kelly Berkey Art, LLC has no further obligations including, but not limited to, any additional costs or fees related to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or other travel reservationsKelly Berkey Art, LLC accepts no liability for any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable ticket. Nor does it accept liability for canceled flights.

    It is strongly recommended that all Retreat participants purchase Trip Cancellation, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Baggage, Accident and Medical insurance covering all trip and workshop costs from a reputable insurance company. Kelly Berkey Art, LLC is not liable for cancellation of trip for any reason other than Kelly Berkey Art, LLC canceling the trip. PLEASE NOTE, people have had to cancel participation due to illness and other unforeseen reasons. Kelly Berkey Art will not refund fees after the trip registration deadline date unless it cancels the tripWhile not an endorsement, travel insurance options can be found at www.insuremytrip.com


The minimum age limit for the Retreat is 18.There is no maximum age limit. Participants must be in excellent health and able to participate in retreat activities, which includes walking over moderately strenuous uneven terrain. Kelly Berkey Designs, LLC reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of this retreat at any time. 

Itinerary or Program Modifications 

While every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned, the program as described is subject to modification and change. 


None of the service suppliers is in any way controlled by Kelly Berkey Art, LLC and we undertake no responsibility for reservations, accommodations, transportation or safety, nor for any other aspect of the retreat except the educational program. Consequently, Kelly Berkey Designs, LLC shall not be construed to make any covenants or warranties, expressed or implied, regarding this trip and shall not be liable in any way for any personal injury, death, property damage or any loss incurred by any person in connection with the trip. 

Photography and Written Records 

Kelly Berkey Designs,  LLC reserves the right and all participants agree to allow Kelly Berkey Designs,  LLC to take photographic, film or text records of any of our retreats and trip participants, and may use any such records for promotional purposes. 


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