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Faith Evans-Sills

Hi I'm Faith, painter, dreamer and creative guide. In my work I draw inspiration from nature’s wild and small moments, with my heart in Abstraction. I'm classically trained with both a BFA and MFA in painting, along with 20+ years of personal painting experience. Inspiring women to manifest their most heartfelt ideas through creating art is one of my passions! My first book, "Painting the Sacred Within" co-authored with artist Mati McDonough, is a guide for women, to go deeply inside themselves finding their own creative voice. My Painting the Sacred Within Classes are co-taught with Mati! I teach here online, across the US and internationally at art retreats in Morocco, Costa Rica and Mexico. My paintings have been exhibited widely and included in numerous publications. I live with my husband Frank and our 3 children by the sea in Charleston, SC. Learn more about all the ways to paint with me at

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About this course

Painting in Paraiso :: an Online Retreat in Paradise

WHEN: Instant & Forever Access Upon Purchase
WHERE: Online, Self Paced

A little bit of paradise in your pocket!

We wanted to bring you guys to paradise, join teachers & professional artists Mati McDonough and Faith Evans-Sills as they give you an infusion of jungle inspiration and let you know what its like to go on retreat with us! We bring some of that self care, delicious art making and colorful inspiration to you wherever you are, in this special online retreat. Its like having a bit of paradise in your pocket!

Come along, flying in over the volcanoes of Nicaragua, your first stop will be the roadside fresh coconut stand before the beautiful drive towards the Pacific coast and the small town of Nosara, Costa Rica, our retreat home away from home! Nosara is a laid back town with lots of surfing, yoga and nature and loads of relaxed style all on a gorgeous beach. And the howler monkeys are always somewhere in town! We invite you to take a peek around with us. If you've ever been curious about what its like to be on retreat with us this is your chance, we've packed it all in. We want you to get a taste of what its like touring around town, learning from us in our in depth painting lessons right there in our jungle classroom! Kick your inspiration into high gear with this nourishing escape into the tropics that will reinvigorate your painting practice. We designed this to be a pause in your daily life, a re-set where you can stop everything and dive into these art projects with us.

Welcome to Paradise, we can't wait to show you around!

In this Online Retreat We'll explore:

  • Welcome & Introduction: Painting in Paraiso :: Welcome to Paradise Video and Introduction!,    Let's Show You Around Video, Video Introduction to The Jungle Beach House, Video Tour Around Town, Setting Intentions and Opening Circle: Let's Begin  

  • Unit 1: Exploring Abstraction :: A long demo video on exploring abstraction and beginning a painting {Mati} , Bonus Video Lesson :: Adding Gold Leaf {Mati} , Inspiration Video: A Day in Paradise!  

  • Unit 2: Watercolor  Explorations :: A long demo video on Watercolor Explorations & inspiration gathering with watercolor {Faith}, A long demo video lesson on Watercolor Waves, capturing ocean inspiration {Mati}, Bonus Video Lesson :: Watercolor Explorations {Faith}, Inspiration Video: Daily Beach Sunsets

  • Unit 3: Soul Animals & Feather Power :: A long video lesson on Soul Animals {Mati}, Bonus Video Lessons :: Starting & Completing your Feather Power Girls {Mati}, Inspiration Video: La Luna :: an evening out of a dream

  • Unit 4 : Layered Botanicals :: A long video lesson on Layered Inspired Botanicals {Faith}, Bonus video Lesson :: Incorporating Geometrics {Faith}, Inspiration Video:: Exploring the Sounds & Colors of the Jungle

  • Unit 5: Collage ::  A long demo video lesson on Collage {Mati}, Bonus Lesson :: Collage First Layers {Mati}, Bonus Lesson :: Fun Techniques {Mati}, Inspiration: A Self Care E-Book with Lara Cornell  

  • Unit 6: Nature Mandalas :: A long video lesson on Creative Fuel with Nature Mandalas {Faith}, Bonus Video :: Mandala Magic, Gathering Inspiration Video :: An Infusion of Tropical Goodness  

  • Unit 7: Painted Mandalas :: A long video lesson on Layered Mandalas {Faith}, Bonus Video Lesson :: Mandalas {Faith} , Inspiration Video: Dream a little dream  

  • Closing & Celebration :: Art Show & Discussion Video, Blessing & Celebration, Closing Circle

  • and so much more!!!

We'll walk you through each topic with long start to finish painting videos, inspirational prompts, guided activities and downloads.  This class is open to all skill levels and all creative spirits looking to deepen their painting practice, broaden their painting skills, work their bravery muscles in the studio and expand their personal voice in their paintings.

Let's Dive In!