Dionne Woods talks with Patricia Brubaker, owner of The Connecticut River Valley Inn in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Patricia is a lifestyle artist, multi-passionate creative entrepreneur, and art biz educator who has combined her passions into a creative place where she hosts all-inclusive art retreats of all kinds. Patricia hosts her own retreats but also invites other creatives who love to teach to bring their community together in a warm and creative space.
Patricia is the visionary behind her 5-star boutique inn which offers accommodations, event space, an art studio, and garden rooms for creating truly memorable events. Her vision is to infuse her artistic style throughout the property.. wherever you look.
She and her husband of 35 years, Wayne, want you to have such an awesome experience that you never want to leave!
Patricia believes it is never too late to create. She hopes her wisdom from a lifetime of creativity and challenges will encourage you to become your own creative powerhouse.
Her art biz name, Design Poetry was born from her favorite Georgia O’Keefe quote: “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
Design Poetry: arranging elements and details in her art in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm, using art as a language to express thoughts and emotions without using words.
Patricia encourages everyone to become their own “Design Poet” whether it is decorating your home, in the fashion you wear, in the gardens you tend or the food you prepare…
Upcoming Events: 2024 and 2925 Art Retreats at The Connecticut River Valley Inn are now up and ready for you to register. Take your art to the next level while relaxing in a beautiful New England setting just steps from the Connecticut River.
Holiday Home Tour: Sat December 2, 2023. Tickets required
Patricia is looking for 8 emerging artists just getting established with e-commerce to take part in a week-long beta “in person” art biz Bootcamp which would take place at her New England property.
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Fun Facts: Patricia and her husband, Wayne are Connecticut natives
Together they have four children and 10 grandchildren
They are also “dog parents” to 3 spunky rescue Chihuahuas
Because renovating and restoring a 1740 antique estate was not challenging enough, They just purchased a classic 44-foot motor yacht in the “rum runner” style which they are restoring (because obviously, they don’t have anything else to do!!) they hope to offer tours on the Connecticut river in 2024 as part of the New England experience when staying at their property.
Episode 146 Patricia Brubaker with Design Poetry & Artists Rising Retreats
Dionne Woods talks with Patricia Brubaker, owner of The Connecticut River Valley Inn in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Patricia is a lifestyle artist, multi-passionate creative entrepreneur, and art biz educator who has combined her passions into a creative place where she hosts all-inclusive art retreats of all kinds.