OUR ART / Gallery space



The  entrance  of  Flores  Del  Camino  opens  up  to  a  beautiful  gallery / retreat  space  where  pilgrims  are  welcome  for  "donativo"  refreshments. 


We work with a variety of mediums, wood, stained glass, ceramics and natural pigments. We draw inspiration from nature, exploring pattern and rhythm, form and the formless. Some of our art is available for purchase and we take commissions.  

STAINED GLASS / WOOD

We take commissions.


Recent experiments - abstract explorations using home made pigments, camino earths, gesso and archrylic medium. 

Persian Shamseh

Basia : I  once  came  across  a  saying  - "to  labour  is  to  pray" that  taught  me  that  prayer  can  be  in  every  act.  For  me  it  is through  the  joy  of  serving  pilgrims,  singing,  walking  and  painting.

 

I  was  introduced  to  the  shamseh  painting  technique  several  years  ago  and  have  continued  this  practise  because,  quite simply,  it  invites  me  into  a  deep  stillness.  Quiet.  It  has become  my  form  of  meditation,  call  it  prayer.

 

The  shamseh  takes  many  hours  of  work,  requiring  delicate brush  work.  When  it  is  complete  and  I  see  the  gold  shimmering  and  the  colours  dancing  over  its  hidden  geometry  I  feel  humbled  -  left  with  a  feeling  of   awe  and  deep  gratitude  that  I  could  participate  in  such  Beauty.  It  was created  by  my  hand,  but  it  does  not  belong  to  me. Each  time  I  paint  I  discover  something  new.

 

Every  November,  in  preparation  for  the  deep  dark  winter  months  you  are  invited  to  join  me  for  a  time  of  retreat  during  which  you  will  paint  a  beautiful  Shamseh  (meaning  "sun"  or,  "like  the  sun")  using  natural  pigments  and  gold. Sometimes  we  paint  in  silence,  other  times  listening  to beautiful  songs  inspired  by  rumis  poetry.

 

 COMMISSIONS: It  would  bring  me  great  joy  to  paint  you  a shamseh.

200 - 1200 €,  depending  on  the  size  and  level  of  detail. Using  real  gold  and  self  prepared  pigments  from  precious  stones  as  well  as  Camino  earths.  


TREASURES OF THE cAMINO

As requested, we have put some of our research  into a beautiful visual book that explores sacred geometry of Camino architecture through the lens of the rose window. You can purchase this book along with, 10 beautiful cards, a mounted quality print of  the geometry of the scallop on tea stained paper and map of the rose windows on the camino. 70 € plus shipping costs. (You can buy them individually on site).

A CAMINO ROSE

You can purchase an original tea stained hand drawn geometry rose window. 70 €.  (100 € with the frame)



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Flores Del Camino, Calle Real 36,  Castrillo de los Polvazares  24718 

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+34 691 221 058