Women’s Art Retreat on the  Isle of Harris


Escape to the breathtaking Isle of Harris for a rejuvenating women-only retreat, where tranquility, creativity, and nature intertwine to create a unique experience. Hosted by artists Ellis O’Connor and Margaret Soraya, this 6-night retreat offers a perfect blend of self-discovery, artistic expression, and connection with like-minded women.

Ellis O'Connor outdoor painting on the Isle of harris

  1. Location: Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Isle of Harris. The self-catering accommodation by the water’s edge provides a serene setting with direct access to the shoreline and picturesque walks.
  2. Group Dynamics: Limited to 8 participants, the retreat fosters a supportive community where women can explore their creativity, boost confidence, and find happiness through art. Both Ellis and Margaret guide participants in a relaxed and playful environment, emphasizing the importance of the creative process.
  3. Inclusions: Enjoy complimentary pick-up, single occupancy in spacious double bedrooms, delicious home-cooked meals, and art supplies. The program also features outdoor trips and inspirational sessions to spark creativity.
  4. Your Facilitators:
    • Ellis O’Connor: An expressive artist from the Isle of Skye, Ellis draws inspiration from her surroundings and encourages others to connect with their vision through mark-making and surrendering to the artistic process.
    • Margaret Soraya: A photographer residing on the Isle of Harris, Margaret specializes in inspiring others to find their voice and live in harmony with their core values. As your host, she shares her deep love for creativity and the quiet beauty of the island.
  5. What’s on Offer:
    • A nurturing and accepting retreat where participants can create at their own pace, surrounded by the Hebridean scenery.
    • Time for solitude or group interaction, providing a balance between personal reflection and community engagement.
    • Scheduled art sessions in a spacious environment, allowing for messy creative expression.
    • Opportunities to explore local art studios, meet artists, and draw inspiration from the vibrant artistic community.
  6. Accommodation: Stay in self-catered lodges on the shoreline with single occupancy in double bedrooms. Each lodge features en-suite facilities, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. The flexible self-catering approach allows for a more personalized experience, with the option to indulge in home-cooked, nourishing meals.


accommodation for art retreat on the isle of harris with ellis O'Connor and Margaret Soraya

Join us on a transformative journey of self-discovery, creativity, and connection with the Outer Hebrides . Recharge your spirit in the tranquility of the Isle of Harris, where art becomes a pathway to wellness and personal fulfillment. You can view all the details of this Art Retreat on the Isle of Harris with Ellis O’Connor here