Artist Retreats & Workshops


Painting Retreat on the Mexican Riviera

Awaken Your Creativity and Inner Life in Relaxed and Vibrant Mexico!

Casa Buena Art Retreat, between the villages of Aticama and Santa Cruz, overlooks the Pacific Ocean. In this idyllic setting explore acrylics, mixed media, watercolors, charcoal and ink. All levels are welcome! Keep a dream journal for insight and further inspiration. Nina will lead the group in reflective journaling and meditation daily, including dream sharing. Rose Marie will lead morning and evening hatha yoga. Both Rose Marie and Nina will guide you to ever deeper revelations in your art-making process. Through individual and group instruction and supportive critiques, they will lead you toward the fullest expression of your artist self. Take refreshing breaks in the swimming pool, walk on the beach and hike the hills covered with tropical foliage and plantations. While you're busy creating art and exploring, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will ensure that your stay is memorable. Outstanding accommodations, food, and field trips will satisfy your desire for both comfort and adventure.

Rose Marie Prins 

has a PhD in Studio Art and Arts Administration, an MA in Art and a BFA in Painting. Her award- winning paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and in her native South Africa. Her work is in collections in the USA, Canada and Europe. Since her arrival in Florida in 2,000 she has taught painting, drawing, sculpture and art appreciation at numerous institutions including Ringling College of Art and Design, Eckerd College, Barry University and Hillsborough Community College. She currently teaches painting at St Petersburg’s Morean Arts Center.

email: rosemarie@rosemarieprins.com

Nina Ross

has a PhD in the Psychology of Art and an MA in Art/ Education/Art Therapy. She is a licensed and registered Art Therapist in New Mexico with over twenty-five years experience working with people through art. Nina has an innate understanding of the relationship between art and psyche. In addition to her private practice, she is a mixed media artist and published writer.

email: nross24@gmail.com


Casa Buena Art Retreat

MARCH 12tH, 2018 // $1500+tax

Includes accommodations, studio space, meals, field trips, limited art supplies, plus a night in Puerto Vallarta & transportation to the PV airport. For more information visit:



“Rose Marie gets the most incredible work out of people who have either never made art before or who lack confidence in their work... she has a perfect eye and can suggest one thing that transforms a painting into greatness. She introduced me to mixed media and I found my voice.” -DP
“As I reflect on my time in Santa Fe, the most profound gift I received was time with Nina. The sacred space she creates is a catalyst for magic to happen. Through individual work, intuitive painting and...workshops, I ...found my creative soul and my heart was opened. I’m changed forever...and deeply grateful.” -VF

Painting by Nina Ross

Painting by Nina Ross

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain”.

- Carl Jung 





Personal Retreats


If you prefer a 1-on-1 experience,

I invite you to join me in my home studio in

beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In this custom-designed artist retreat we'll discuss moving forward in your art practice, use of materials, and potential new directions. 


3-Day // $350

  • 3-day 3-night stay in sun-filled guest room
  • 2 hr consultation
  • Unlimited use of art studio for the duration of your stay

1-Day // $125

  • 1 hr consultation
  • All-day use of art studio

*Additional consultation time at $80/hr


To book an appointment or ask questions: