PAINTING + SKETCHING WITH HEATHER CHONTOS | EXPLORE THE BACKSTREETS + SHOP THE MARKETS | MARRAKECH, MOROCCO | SEPTEMBER 2019
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ABOUT THE TRIP
Time spent drawing and reflecting when you are traveling invites a kind of presence that illuminates the moments you are recording. When you return home, you may know a little more about yourself and you will have a real record of your experiences: tastes, colours, feelings and impressions, an unrepeatable treasure.
Stroll along Djemaa el-Fna, a huge square in the medina, with open-air food stalls serving authentic Moroccan cuisine and traditional entertainers. You will watch local artisans at work. The souk has a variety of shops selling hand crafted slippers, patterned furniture, brass vessels, and bronze lanterns, inlaid jewelry, intricate caftans, hand loomed carpets, fragrant spices and vibrant pottery.
We will visit Jardin Majorelle – where giant palms and couture-elegant cacti are backed by flashes of brilliant blue ceramic - head to La Pause for the day and visit museums all well absorbing the soul and fabric of Moroccan art and culture.
We will also head to the Jemaa el Fna at night – a magical, almost mystical experience and be part of the extraordinary spectacle with snake-charmers, Berber dancers and groups of musicians, wander through the souks sketching and observing the sites and sounds of Marrakech.
The group will be staying at Riad Majala which is located in the district of Mouassine and within minutes of the Jemaa el Fna.
Heather is a creative force to be reckoned with, a dynamic and energetic personality with a passion for her creative talents she exhibits a complex layering of color, texture, lightness, spontaneity, intensity and love in everything she does. There is a playfulness to her nature, somewhat childlike, but always achieving sophistication and grace in her final product.
Heather has a great passion for art, gastronomy, travel, fashion and interiors. And she is well published and experienced in creating and directing projects across all of these fields. She holds a strong foundation in the understanding of the intricate balance between color, form and space. And with her expertise she applies the same visual concept to perfect a sense of natural and effortless beauty in all of her work. Her “can do” spirit opens all doors for her to imagine and then execute whatever artistic elements are required to make the most beautiful and inspiring image. Whether it be her hand drawn line, her bold markings of painted color, an incredibly beautiful table of food, enhancing a location in the middle of nowhere, creating the perfect background design for a celebrity portrait or putting together the room of your dreams, heather will bring it! It will be original and boldly unique. She simply will inspire.
Learn more about Heather and her artwork here.
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