Arriving on July 11, 2023- Departing on July 21, 2023

Painting Holiday with Jeniffer Hutchins

Jeniffer Hutchins combines her personal artistic experience and formal education to provide art experiences that nourish the soul. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art education, a master’s in divinity, and certification as a Reiki Master Teacher. She is founder of the non-profit organization Unity Arts Ministry through which she presents creativity workshops and gives inspirational talks around the country, spreading paint -and joy- everywhere she goes.

Inspired by her love of nature and travels cross-country and abroad, Jeniffer captures in art the beauty she sees in the world. She works with a variety of media including paint, collage, photography and art journaling. Her artwork has been featured in group & solo exhibitions and represented by galleries across the United States.

You are invited to join us at Le Vieux Couvent, an artist retreat located in the Lot Region of Southwestern France. This 17 th century former convent is nestled in the rural town of Frayssinet. It offers comfortable lodging, private bathrooms, an art studio, artist library, lush gardens, courtyard, and secluded patios. During your stay you will be pampered by the retreat staff who provide gourmet meals and day trips to local venues for artistic inspiration.

Your creative well is sure to be filled in this majestic region. The area is celebrated for its beautiful countryside, Cahors vineyards, pre-historic cave paintings at Pech Merle and historic villages such as St Cirq Lapopie, Puy-l’Evaque and Rocamadour.  Group excursions provide the opportunity to engage in your favorite creative activities such as plein air painting, photography, or journaling, as well as time to take in the local culture, shop and dine.

While at Le Vieux Couvent you will have time to integrate all that your senses have taken in through independent art making and solitary reflection in the garden. Join in community time during Jeniffer’s creativity workshops & meditation sessions. Lessons are designed to help you clarify your unique vision using your favorite art materials be they paint, pen, or photography.

Come experience presence through creative expression in this renewing holiday. This is your retreat, and you have permission to engage in as much or as little as meets your personal needs. All excursions, workshops and meditation sessions are optional.


What’s included in this Creative Holiday

  • 10 night’s lodging (single or shared occupancy)
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches and aperitifs (except three lunches)
  • Gourmet dinners (except one)
  • Daily excursions to nearby historic villages- this is a great opportunity to take plenty of photos, sketch, shop and enjoy French culture.
  •  24 hour use of the art studio and extensive art library
  • Transfer to and from Toulouse International Airport
  • Creativity workshops
  • Meditation sessions

Airfare, a couple of meals and tipping not included.


For additional details & registration please visit or email Jeniffer directlty at

call us

+33 565 245 013

Le Vieux Couvent Frayssinet 46310 FRANCE,  Email: