From Tara: My week-long stay at the Cardona-Hine casita in Truchas was both relaxing and inspiring, allowing me to explore my work in a way that led to some over-due breakthroughs in my painting. The best part was getting to spend time with my wonderful host, Barbara, about life and art! The village and surrounding area are beautiful and inspiring, also healing and peaceful. I look forward to the chance to visit in the future and hope to meet more of the locals and see more of the galleries that line the mountainside.
From: Gala: The art retreat experience is a dream come true. I have been imagining being surrounded by the mountains, waking up and stepping right into the studio. Truchas materialized my thoughts! Having the whole week to myself in this beautiful casita under Barbara's wing is life-changing. I even felt Alvaro's presence and guidance. This adventure boosted my confidence and helped me focus on what is important to me--finding and expressing my inner self. Working with Andrei Wilenius helped me look within, battle my fears, open my mind, and unleash the mystery of creation process. I am forever grateful.
From: Linda: For peace and artistic inspiration, Barbara's studio/casita is unparalleled as is the historic village of Truchas.