“What I really, really want is to paint the world in rainbows of possibility” ~Tracy Verdugo

Workshops and retreats


"What I really, really want is to paint the world in rainbows of possibility......"~ Tracy Verdugo 

St Pete Beach, Florida, Oct 2013!


 Would love for you to join me at one of the following workshops!! 

For more info or to express interest in attending, more info is available here or contact me at info@tracyverdugo.com

"Hi Tracy.....I've followed your artwork for a couple of years now. I never dreamed I’d get the chance to learn your beautiful painting techniques live and in person. When I met you in St. Pete It didn't take long for me to go from being a fan of your work, to also being a fan of yours and the way you teach. You have such a fun way of teaching that really got through to us. You gave us instructions, while keeping the class from getting too focused on perfection. We learned how to follow our own intuition, rather than just duplicating your work. There were so many layers; Not only in our paintings, but in the class itself. From the painting, sketching, symbolism, poetry, and music, to the laughter, friendship, and circle time on the beach. It was all just so perfect! I went to your workshop hoping to bring home some new painting techniques, which I did, but I actually left there with so much more than that. I made lasting friendships, gained a new confidence in my artwork, shared a special experience being there with my mother, and I now I get to look forward to the next St. Pete Paint Mojo. For me that’s a huge deal, as I generally shy away from group settings. The entire weekend was wonder filled, and I wouldn't trade this magical experience for anything. Thank you, Tracy!! ~Rischa Heape

"Inspiring, wonderful, amazing, insightful, creative, fabulous, energising, heartwarming and truly unique. Tracy has opened the door to a new artistic chapter in  life and I highly recommend 'Painting Mojo' it to anyone interested in unlocking their intuitive creativity and taking their artistic journey to the next level" ~Gaby

Austin Texas Oct 2013!

2015 Workshops

the year in which mi amor and I, having successfully navigated our two gorgeous girls through childhood and high school, don backpacks, or rather bags full of art supplies and kite surfing gear and take off on a 9 month adventure of  creativity and discovery.
Will you join me somewhere wonderful?

   Let me know if you'd like to be added to my mailing list to keep posted on upcoming workshops and retreats and please specify which location works best for you!

March 28th, 29th, 2015 Crescendoh studio Orange County, CA.Paint Mojo. Registrations and info via Crescendoh Studio . Sold out 

April 9th-13th, 2015  5 days on Whidbey Island~ Paint Mojo Expansive. Updates and registrations via Pacific North West Art School from Sept 1st 2014! Sold out.

April 17th, 18th and 19th, 2015 Indiana . Paint Mojo Expansive. Sold out.

April 25th , 26th, 2015 Huntersville, NC, Paint Mojo at Donna Downey Studios! Sold out.

May 1st,2nd and 3rd North Fork, New York. Paint Mojo Expansive. 6 spots left! Registration now open. email me at info@tracyverdugo.com 

May 9, 10th, 2015 St Pete Beach FloridaPaint Mojo. Registration now open! email me at info@tracyverdugo.com. Sold out

May 16th, 17th, 2015 Melbourne, Florida Paint Mojo. Registration now open! email me at info@tracyverdugo.com Sold out.

May 30th, 31st, 2015 Liverpool, UK Paint Mojo. Registration now open! email me at info@tracyverdugo.com

June 6th , 7th, 2015 Brighton, UK Paint Mojo. Registration now open! email me at info@tracyverdugo.com. Sold out

June 14th-19th, 2015 West Cork, Ireland Paint Mojo Expansive! Registration now open! Sign up here! 

July 8th-15th, 2015~FrancePaint Mojo ~ Art and le Joie de Vivre!  Come explore the creative inspiration of La Cascade, Durfort, France . one spot left! email me at info@tracyverdugo.com

July 29th-Aug 5th, 2015~PortugalPaint Mojo~ registration now open! For a peek at where we will be click here email me at info@tracyverdugo.com. Sold out

August 23rd, 24th, 2015 Germany! Registration now open! Info and Registrations via Anna at: anna.morgenweich@gmail.com

August 29th, 30th, 2015 Sweden! Registration now open! Info and Registrations via Jenny at: jenny@flowbyjenny.com

September 12th, 13th, 2015 Holland! Registration now open! Info and Registrations via Pascale at: pascale@mandalatekenen.info 

Sept 20-26 2015~Paint Mojo in Italy~ Creating La Dolce Vita! spend a week with me in beautiful Orvieto, Italy. Registrations via Adventures in Italy

November 28th, 29th 2015 Huskisson, AUS! Paint Mojo. Registration now open! email me at info@tracyverdugo.com


2016 so far.........

 Let me know if you'd like to be added to my mailing list to keep posted on upcoming workshops and retreats and please specify which location works best for you!


February 13th,14th, 2016 Buderim, AUS! Paint Mojo. Registration opens soon. To be kept on interest list : info@tracyverdugo.com

February 20th, 21st, 2016 Toowoomba, AUS! Paint Mojo. Registration opens soon. To be kept on interest list : info@tracyverdugo.com 

April 23rd, 24th, 2016 Orange County, CA! Paint Mojo. To be kept on interest list: info@tracyverdugo.com

May 28th, 29th, 2016 Chicago! Paint Mojo. Registration opens soon. To be kept on interest list: info@tracyverdugo.com

June 4th, 5th, 2016 Madison, Wisconsin! Paint Mojo. Registration opens soon. To be kept on interest list: info@tracyverdugo.com

June 8th-13th, 2016 Whidbey Island! Paint Mojo. Updates and registrations via Pacific North West Art School from June 1st, 2015

September 4th-12th,2016 Bali, Indonesia! Sacred Marks retreat 1. To be kept on interest list: info@tracyverdugo.com

September 21st-29th, 2016 Bali, Indonesia! Sacred Marks retreat 2. To be kept on interest list: info@tracyverdugo.com

October 8th, 9th, 2016 Adelaide, AUS! Paint Mojo. To be kept on interest list: info@tracyverdugo.com

Excited to attend a workshop instead of teaching one, I attended Tracy Verdugo’s “Sacred Marks”, in the fall of 2012 and oh what a “sacred” gift she gave.  I was blessed by Tracy giving me creative space to find my way through some of my intellectual concepts around art and my work which allowed me to let a wall down and explore the possible, be uncomfortable in the uncomfortable.  Even though I use this approach in most of my professional works it could have been a road block and almost was but I pushed through to the concept of a different approach to what already was inside.  Just as there are different ways to get juice from an orange there are different ways to express our spirit with paint.
In Tracy’s workshop not only did I connect to my spirit more deeply with my paint but with the soul’s that surrounded me.  Energy is powerful when shared! 
No matter what your artistic level is at, even a professional, there is always room to share spirit and explore possibilities.  I highly recommend this class with Tracy, you will not go home disappointed.

~Roberta Mockus

  What a wonderful weekend I just had.

I was lucky enough to attend Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo workshop held in Brisbane.
It was SO much fun. Tracy’s a wonderful teacher, her passion for painting and art can really be felt, and her warmth and sharing is so incredibly special.
We spent two full days learning so many new techniques and i came away with so many ideas to integrate into my own practice.~ Janine Whitling

explore imaginary landscapes....

delight in happy accidents!

Get loose!

If  Tracy Verdugo was given the opportunity to coin a term for a new art movement based around what she teaches  she  might call it “Curiosity and Wonderism”or  maybe “Loosen-upism” or “Endless possibilitism”

When she is not hanging out with her family in their artsy adobe home in a small village on the shores of Jervis Bay, Australia, or throwing paint around in her little purple studio in their backyard, you may find her wrangling with two large suitcases attempting to board the BART in San Francisco en route to teach at an art retreat or sitting in a circle on St Pete Beach Florida listening intently as women share their stories of creative longing.

Tracy is an inspiration instigator, prolific painter, singer/songwriter and lover of the written word, smitten traveller and soaker up of all that is beauty-full.  She teaches her Paint Mojo and other creative workshops all over this amazing planet and reminds her students of the wonder that already resides within them.

Mostly though she is mama bear to two gorgeous, zest-filled daughters, Santana and Sienna, and co-adventurer  in life with her amor of 28 years, the talented and brilliant Marco.

Blog posts on past workshops :)













"To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong"

— Joseph Chilton Pearce

With a focus on gratitude, letting go of our inner critic and open-minded investigation Tracy will share tips and techniques on creating vibrant, expressive, colourful paintings, using acrylics, ink and pastels. She will gently guide you into your own personal creative flow and guide you through the elements of design, colour and composition in both figurative and abstract works. During the workshop we will also look at creating personal symbols and imbuing your art with sense of meaning. 
No previous art experience is required for this workshop, just a willingness to learn and to be open to the possibility that we are all creative souls capable of beauty and wonder.

Past workshops 

March 2015 Paint Mojo, Austin, Texas, USA
March 2015 Paint Mojo, Dallas, Texas, USA
March 2015 Paint Mojo, Houston, Texas, USA
March 2015 Paint Mojo, Albuquerque, USA
February 2015 Paint Mojo, Palm Dessert~ Venus Studios, USA
December 2014 Paint Mojo, Huskisson, NSW. 
November  2014 Paint Mojo, Avalon, NSW.
November 2014 Paint Mojo, Saunders Beach, Qld
October 2014 Paint Mojo Adelaide, SA
Sept 2014 Paint Mojo Mt Martha, Victoria
Aug 2014 Paint Mojo Bali, Indonesia
June 2014 Paint Mojo Toowoomba,Qld. 
June 2014 Sacred Marks Brisbane, Qld
May 2014 Sacred Marks Buderim, Qld
March 2014 Paint Mojo Newcastle, NSW
Feb 2014 Paint Mojo Huskisson, NSW
Nov 2013 Paint Mojo Pambula, NSW. 
Nov 2013 Sacred Marks, Huskisson. NSW  
Nov 2013This Sacred Journey. Petaluma, Ca. Call of the Wild Soul 
Nov 2013 Paint Mojo Austin Texas.Oct 26 and 27 Austin Texas. 
Oct 2013 Paint Mojo St Pete Beach. Florida
Oct 2013 Art Is You Retreat Stamford CT 
Oct 2013 Spring Green Wisconsin.
Sept 2013 Art Is You Retreat Petaluma. Sacred Marks~ Little Creatures~
Sept 2013 Albuquerque New Mexico~The University of New Mexico College of Art 
Sept 2013 Paint Mojo Crescendoh Studios, Santa Ana, Ca
August 2013 Paint Mojo  Avalon, Sydney, Australia. 
July 2013 Paint Mojo Townsville
June 2013 Mt Martha, Vic. 
June 2013 Paint Mojo. The Briars Mt Martha,Vic
May 2013 Paint Mojo Papamoa New Zealand.
April 2013 Paint Mojo Buderim, Qld
March 2013 Paint Mojo Huskisson.
March 2013 Paint Mojo Studio 11 NCAC Newcastle
Feb 2013 Paint Mojo The Art Shed Brisbane
Nov 2012 Paint Mojo Florida, U.S.A
Oct 2012 Paint Mojo Lotus Ranch, Wimberley Texas, U.S.A.
Oct 2012 Paint Mojo Random Arts Studio, Saluda, N.C, U.S.A
Oct 2012 Sacred Marks, Viva Mexico, Feelgood Friday. Art is You retreat, Stamford, CT, U.S.A.
Sept 2012 Sacred Marks, Viva Mexico, Feelgood Friday. Art is You retreat. Petaluma, CA. U.S.A.
Sept 2012 Paint Mojo, Orange County, CA, U.S.A
March 2012 Paint Mojo Jervis Bay, Australia

Artists Statement

“The universal theme of connection underlies all of my work; connection to each other and the ways in which we express our humanity; connection with the natural world and the beauty that surrounds us; connection with the divine and a sense of something greater at work in our lives. My paintings are often created intuitively and I am often surprised at the finished piece. I am inspired by our travels in Mexico and other places and the colours, exuberance of Spirit and magical experiences I have shared with my family during our travels. I love texture and the sensuality, rhythm and pattern of fabrics and often incorporate these mixed media elements into my work. I like to believe that we are all part of an intricate and breathtaking tapestry. Our only choice in each moment is whether to be a part of the creating or a part of the unravelling. “


Janine Whitling said...

How about a retreat in Australia Tracy, we so desperately need one?

Lei Salario said...

Hello Tracy :) Please come to Texas ! :). <3 xo

Kat Lakie said...

Hi Tracy,
What about coming to the Northern Rivers area? Lismore Ballina area.

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Rischa said...

I wish I could go to the class in Florida, but it looks like I'm too late. Maybe next year. :(

Adriana Moreira said...

Hi Tracy, I live in Katy TX, do you still have places available in your class in Austin, any date is great. Please let me know. I'll sign up right away. Thanks! ;)

Adriana Moreira said...

Hi Traci, my email is didalrm@gmail.com. Thanks so much :)

Rachél - Creativity Tribe said...

Tracy, so excited about doing Paint Mojo with you again. Worth doing a second time. <3

Allan Zadeh said...

Finding painters in Brisbane is certainly not a tough task as they are available in plenty.

JonesMoore Studio Art said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog!!

Come on over and visit mine: http://jonesmoore.blogspot.com

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renee g said...

Tracy, a cool FYI A few hours away from where we are staying in Dufort France is a town that is the same as my last name. Sounds like a cool day trip before class begins.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have a silly question. I am looking at one of your workshops and it says registration now open. It is for one in North Carolina. I don't see a link to click on though, to get more information? Thanks!

malinda gardner said...

I know you only came to melbourne 3 months ago but I didn't see it..can you please come again?