"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature can heal and bring strength to body and soul."
We offer a nourishing space
Hello and welcome, we are Basia and Bertrand. Flores del Camino is our home and it is a work of love.
We refurbished this old Maragato house with care and intention. We offer a space. A space to rest and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A space to reflect and look inwards. Space to explore, create and play.
Throughout the year we also receive pilgrims on their way to Santiago, run retreats and when time permits make our art. It is our great honour to live and work and serve on this Beautiful Road.
We collaborate with other retreat facilitators, artists, writers and craftsmen offering complementary and nourishing offerings. Retreats are suitable for beginners and for those with no experience of art.
Basia Goodwin (MA) studied at the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts. Bertrand Gamrowski (PhD) has an educational background in mathematics. Between us we work with a variety of mediums, wood, stained glass, ceramics and make and paint with natural pigments, using beautiful local earth ochers and precious stones. We draw inspiration from nature, exploring pattern and rhythm, form and the formless. We also specialise in the use of geometry in traditional art and philosophy, especially the art and architecture of the Camino and Northwestern Spain. You can view a sample our art/research here
With deep gratitude to Professors Keith Critchlow and Paul Merchant for planting seeds and inspiring many.
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