A community minded arts studio in the heart of Copenhagen Creating. Connecting. Caring


A community minded arts studio in the heart of Copenhagen Creating. Connecting. Caring

Art Escape Retreat 2017- Our Danish and Canadian paintersand our wonderful staff Neil Cameron and Kevin Connelly

Art Escape Retreat 2017


Værløse, Denmark 

Hosted at  Ryethøjgård Bed and Breakfast


A glorious week of painting, authentic Scandinavian cuisine and relaxation in the rustic Danish countryside. Though, it wasn't painting all week. We took a day and went into Copenhagen to explore! 


Art Escape Studios happy painters on our first international retreat! 

starting our canvas with an underpainting on the first day

Some chose to paint from photophgraph

The begining of a landscape starting to take shape- painting by artist Marguerite Foote

Some of the guests out on our biking tour of Copenhagen, getting ready to take the boat bus through the canal.

Our view for the week from the west side of the farm!

On the rainy days we painted inside from our reference pics!

Painting friends!

Susan found a sweet spot right in front of the lovely Rapeseed fields.

A little paint silliness on our very first painting morning.

New friends

We even had a birthday celebration during our retreat week. We celebrated by singing Happy Birthday in both Danish and English!

Girls just wanna have fun! And at Art Escape Studios, it's all about fun, laughter and of course, painting!

Our Food- Inspried by traditional Danish cuisine


Our Chef extraodinaire! 


Let me introduce Neil Cameron! A lovable Scottish Chef working and living in Denmark. With a spectacular CV, we were more than lucky to get Neil for a full week! He provided us with a smile everyday, a song or two in the morning or around the camp fire, and the most delicious food for an entire week. Everything made that week was made solely by Neil. We could not have been happier or had fuller bellies! :) A big THANKS to Neil for making Art Escape that much better.

Our loveable chef Neil cooking up a storm on the BBQ!

Enjoying a drink with our guests and creating a real painting family!

Our Venue- The amazing Ryethojgard Bed & Breakfast

Beautiful blog about Denmark and Art Escape Studios International Retreat in Værløse

written by Susan McNicholas

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