What people have to say about my encaustic workshops


I recently did the workshop in Recess (Connemara), on 26th and 27th of June . I thoroughly enjoyed it. Isabelle is fantastic at explaining, she is good humoured and relaxed, and she provided us with plenty of materials and a great selection of colours. There was no shortage to do whatever you wanted! The set up was very well organised, the room well ventilated with plenty of space. It has been a completely new experience for me, an interesting and enjoyable one. I brought home some unexpected quiet amazing works! I would highly recommend her workshops. Thanks Isabelle for sharing your knowledge. All the best.



Isabelle is a fantastic tutor with a lovely personality. She explains well, she is patient and has a great sense of humour. Her aim is for you to learn but have a good and relaxed experience. She definitely succeeded! I attended a workshop in Recess, co. Galway recently. I was a total beginner and after the second day I felt I had gained so much confidence. The process of encaustic painting is great fun. Isabelle shares her love for this art with great enthusiasm and professionalism. She is so generous and accommodating with a lot of materials and a wide range of colours put at your disposition . I highly recommend this experience. I hope to go back next year with my daughters.


Isabelle inspires creativity. She is a great artist with talent and passion and you can see it clearly while looking at her art or experiencing her teaching. She is a fantastic person to spend time with, encouraging you to experiment and test your boundaries. I strongly recommend her workshops. A relaxing experience which leaves you with craving for more.


Isabelle’s encaustic workshops are fabulous. It was a whole new thing for me and I was left in no doubt about how to use the materials after Isabelle’s excellent teaching. It was a real treat to spend the whole weekend working on my pieces in a beautiful environment. Our accommodation was top notch and we got to spend time with Isabelle in her home and make new friends. I’m so glad I invested in this workshop. I’m all ready to get going and set up my own encaustic area in my studio. Highly Recommended!

Kate B, workshop participant

I went on one of Isabelle’s workshops and found it extremely beneficial. She explained everything from start to finish and the wonderful possibilities that can be created using beeswax and other materials. I learned so much, especially on how to apply the wax and the collage process. I can now apply different methods to my own work and it is exciting! I would definitely recommend a workshop to anyone. Plus Isabelle is such a nice lady, couldn’t have felt more at ease

Poilin, workshop participant

I had the pleasure of attending an Encaustic workshop with Isabelle and I’m not sure I can find the right words to explain how much I got out of it.  It ticked all the boxes.  I got to spend the whole day being creative.  I got to watch an artist teach what she so clearly loves and that is good for the soul… you can so easily get swept away with Isabelle’s excitement, enthusiasm and pure love for what she does and I got to be part of that, what a privilege. I got two beautiful encaustic pieces that I treasure.  I got a new medium to play with, I made new friends and I most certainly got Isabelle’s contact details so I can attend the next workshop.  If you want to explore your creative side, I couldn’t recommend this more.  You have nothing to lose but you have all the above to gain.

Siobhan, workshop participant

I really enjoyed Isabelle’s encaustic workshop in An Gairdin . Isabelle’s easy manner and clarity of her instruction was so easy to follow. I had no idea what encaustic Art was even about so I was so pleased at the end of a two hour session to have my own creation completed. I would certainly go again if she returns to Portumna.

Eileen S,workshop participant

Participating to Isabelle’s workshop has done wonders for my mindset and self esteem

Wiltrud, workshop participant

Wonderful workshop with Isabelle. So generous with all her information and expertise! This is a lady who is passionate about her work and such a generous lady who is willing to share all her knowledge and experience for all to enjoy. A true spiritual person following her muse.

Shellagh, workshop participant

Big thank you to Isabelle for hosting a wonderful workshop last weekend in her studio on the shores of Lough Derg, my second one so far. Highly recommend this for anyone who wants to get creative and be inspired, check out her website and blog for more magical molten marvels. Bonus points for lovely food and coffee, and letting me use the blowtorch!

Oisin, workshop participant

Thank you so much for delivering a wonderful workshop last Saturday, you generously shared your knowledge and skill in a professional and pleasant manner. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and came away with exciting and interesting new skills to try out and enjoy. The meal was so lovely and in a beautiful setting, what more could anyone ask for.

Irene,workshop participant

It was simply wonderful. You were so generous with your knowledge and materials, giving us free reign to create and to experiment. It was a lot of fun to use the blowtorches, and it was a fun, safe environment to discover setting fire to your art! Magical to watch the effects of the wax and highly addicting. Filled with possibilities. As a total beginner it was perfect to be able to explore the way the wax worked, and to go over clusters of techniques at a good pace: we were able to try out the techniques and there was a good blend of watching the demonstration of techniques and then experimenting.

Jenny, workshop participant

Brilliant! Isabelle is both professional and passionate about her art and her teaching. It was a joy to learn a new craft and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was very informative and the instruction given very clearly. I felt I had all the tools and equipment to hand that I needed to experiment. It was a lovely small group where we got to share our creative experiences, learn new techniques, and make new friends. Isabelle was warm and friendly and very attentive throughout the workshop. She is generous with her knowledge and her love of the medium of encaustic. The whole weekend was complete in itself. The environment was superb. We had walks by the lake and cups of tea in the garden! We were totally absorbed in what we were doing. The studio had ample space and everyone worked together very well. On every level, this workshop reached and surpassed all of my expectations.

Kate, workshop participant

It was my first ever workshop and I was enthralled. I would highly recommend this workshop. I was disappointed when it was over because I was enjoying it so much. I’m not an artist but I never felt self conscious. Isabelle is a fantastic instructor.

Aileen, workshop participant

I felt that from the moment I arrived that the workshop was going to be fun and educational. Isabelle knows her subject so well and made the day very special. Isabelle was amazing, sharing all her secrets and letting us off to create something unique.

Tara,workshop participant

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