Since the inception of Art & Soul Retreats, the mixed-media community of artists has literally exploded. There are so many uniquely creative people, we’re very lucky when we get to scoop up a few and add them to the roster of talented instructors we already have. That being said, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of accomplished individuals and tell you a little bit about what they have to offer…

Pam Carriker has more than 20 years of experience using a variety of different media, and her work has been seen in over 30 publications! She even has her first book — Art at The Speed of Life: Motivation & Inspiration for Creating Mixed Media Art Every Day — due out February, 2011. Pam’s distinctive drawing style is easily recognized while her shading, choice of color, and many layers create a visual feast for the eyes. She’ll be teaching 2 classes at the Virgina Art & Soul Retreat this upcoming April-May… Arcimboldo Style Self Portraits and Renaissance Women. Pam is very excited to be teaching at Art & Soul. And we are just as excited to have her!

Annie Lockhart is a mixed media assemblage artist that has been gathering and collecting her ‘words’ since she was a little girl. She loves exploring the stories and recording memories from her life’s layers of experiences, or from those who came before. Her first book — Objects of Reflection… A Soulful Journey Through Assemblage — was released in February 2010. Annie has had the pleasure of teaching at artist retreats across the country, has had her work and writing featured in several national magazines, and has been honored to sell her work at top juried art shows. She will be teaching 2 classes — Soul Food and Stories in Symbolism — both at Art & Soul’s Las Vegas Retreat as well as the Virginia Retreat.

For more information on these amazing artists and the workshops they are teaching, click on the links in this article or visit the Art & Soul website. Registration for both the Virginia and Las Vegas Retreats is going on now!