paradise artist retreatExcitement for the Paradise Artist Retreat's return to the Tamaya Resort in New Mexico is building every day! From March 30-April 2nd, this truly unique event will bring together scores of artists of all skill levels for four days of inspiration, learning, and art creation led by Guy Aitchison, Jeff Gogue, Nick Baxter, Hannah Aitchison, and Chet Zar. Highlights of the retreat include a series of high-powered workshops with these noted instructors, along with morning figure drawing sessions, evening panel talks, and an open studio art room where artists can work side by side on projects of their choosing.Many of the artists will have works and merchandise for sale.

The artist pass includes entry into all seminars from all the featured teachers, as well as the morning figure drawing classes and discussion panels. Of course, many artists will have originals and prints for sale, which can be displayed by their art setup in the open studio space. The event will be open to the public on the final day, providing an opportunity to show and sell original works or other merchandise.

The Tamaya resort is a tranquil, picturesque location just north of Albuquerque- the perfect setting for artists to get away, hit reset, and return home with a fresh perspective as well as a few new technical tricks. If you are a creative person, the Paradise Artist Retreat is truly a unique, humbling and empowering event that you should experience at least once. Tickets are available now at our online store. We are also offering a studio special where you can get four tickets at a discounted rate and bring the whole shop. We hope to see you there!



For press photos or an interview for your website or publication, please call Gabe at (413) 585-9134 or email us.


Booking Information

  • Call (888) 421-1442 or (402) 592-6464 for international callers. 
  • Reference G-TTNW for the group rate.
  • Take a vacation, room rate good for 2 days before and after the event!

Travel Information

Fly: Albuquerque, New Mexico airport (ABQ). Its a very nice and easy airport! 

You have two options for transportation from the Albuquerque Airport.

1.       The shuttle service we recommend is Southwest Carriage. (505) 766-5466. Shuttles run from 6am-6pm, on the hour. The shuttle costs $40 per passenger and advance reservations with a credit card are required.

2.       The optional shuttle company is Sunport Shuttle, or (866) 505-4966. They offer a shuttle for $40 one-way or $78 roundtrip. They charge $7.00 for additional passengers.


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We work very hard so our events don't disappoint. Here are a few reviews from past years. 


tattoo artist magazine"Each September artists from all over the world visit the tiny town of Hancock, Massachusetts for the Paradise Tattoo Gathering tattoo convention. The annual gathering produced by TattooNOW and Off the Map Tattoo emphasizes art and tattoo education with seminars, workshops, discussion panels and world-class tattooing, of course.

Unlike the past two tattoo conventions held on the mountain, in 2010 the tattooers focused entirely on their unique, personal visions in their medium of choice –except this time no skin was allowed. The machines were left behind. And in some ways, this event conveniently isolates two major factors affecting this renaissance –the education and the expanding artistic vision of the tattoo world." Read the full Tattoo Artist Magazine Coverage.



jeni - artist"This event has made a huge impact on me and the direction of my art in more ways than one. I've never met a community quite like the tattoo community. They're not like the rest of the art industry, but they're very much apart of it. The artists I met over the course of the retreat were incredibly talented, genuine, and humble. I didn't realize until our last night there that my friend and I were quite literally the only non-tattooers there. It didn't matter though. We love art just like them, and I got priceless advice that I will take with me forever from some of them kind enough to walk me through their steps." Read the full Paradise Artist Retreat 2010 blog by artist Jeni Lowery. There are lots of pictures, thanks Jeni!