I was lucky enough to visit Hawaii at the beginning of the year for Autumn Skye Morrison‘s annual Soul Portrait painting retreat. I really love this time to be able to put down my camera and explore creativity with a different medium. I’ve always loved painting and I went to school to study painting a long time ago, but quickly started on a journey in the dark room that ultimately led me to my passion for photography. I intend on sharing my paintings within the next few years and have been studying with a few different artists, slowly finding my style and expression in paints. Autumn’s painting workshops are organized by Una from Bella Retreats and this one was extrodinary, with delicious meals by Laura Dawn of Happy and Raw, daily yoga and trips out to the beaches, markets and dances in the area. Hawaii is truly a magical place. After the retreat, I brought my camera out again and had an amazing time with beautiful friends. These are some of my favourite soul portraits in Hawaii. I cherish the memories they hold and the inspiration they give me for the year ahead.