WHOA!!!!!!! THIS was one killer experience!! First of all, I have to say that I LOVE IRELAND!!! If you know me, you know I’ve been all over the world, but I have to say… I’ve never been more proud to be an Irish girl from Boston after that trip. Loved every second. I accompanied the one and only painter, Flora Bowley, on this trip as she taught her amazing painting method. There were three other teachers at the retreat, Orly, Pauline, and Melinda. There were 40 very lucky students from around the world, all flowin’ and growin’ at the famous Bantry House in Bantry, Ireland. The Bantry House is a stately home built in the 1600s and sits on the harbor on THE most gorgeous grounds you can possibly imagine. It’s truly a portrait photographer’s dream. I photographed the women immersed in their work as well as private portraits around the grounds. It was SUCH an honor and a joy. I hope I remember it forever and ever, amen. THANK YOU.