4th International Art Symposium LUZ in Cómpeta, 13– 20 October 2018

Lieuwke Loth, member of the Costa del Arte Collective and her Galeria Luz de la Vida are organising a vibrant dynamic art event in Cómpeta! This will be a great event to visit for you, with fantastic artists from many countries and a very interesting program for the visitors!!!

The Artists and the Symposium

10  talented professional artists travel from different countries to the picturesque mountain village of Cómpeta, Málaga, Spain for the 4th International Art Symposium LUZ. They come from Poland, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Japan, Cyprus and Albanie. While they come from different artistic backgrounds and speak different languages, each artist makes the journey to Cómpeta to share  this exciting new experience with his fellow artists.

The concept of the symposium is to create, for a week, an environment where professional artists from all over the world can meet to exchange knowledge, techniques and ideas related to their chosen profession. It provides new connections and networks. The beautiful Spanish village Competa and the impressive nature of the natural park will definitly be inspiring for the artists! Some of them have never been in Spain.

Take part in this great event!

The symposium is a public event using a location in the natural park where local people and art-lovers will be able to experience artists creating their own particular style in real time.

The visitor will be given a good insight into the daily work of a diverse collection of artists. Two times in the week there is a special offer of  lunch and music in the Natural park. At the end of the week, Saturday 20th of October, all art works will be exhibited in the Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta!

There are many events prepared for the visitors: Good food, art of high quality, jazzy live music, beautiful views and a relaxing ambience are assured for art lovers coming up to the beautiful village of Cómpeta!

Program for the visitors

Saturday the 13th of October at 12pm The International artists will introduce themselves in the gallery Luz de la Vida in Competa.
They will show pictures of their work and talk about their career as artists. Free admission.

Tuesday the 16th of October 11am – 5pm You can do a nice excursion to the natural park, 20 minutes drive from Competa. Enjoy loungy live music and see the artists-at-work. A tasty Thai lunch menu ‘Aloi’ will be offered from 2- 4pm. (20,00 p/p bookings: margal@me.com). Shuttle-service can be arranged. For the location see the map.

Thursday 18th of October 11am – 5pm You can do a nice excursion to the natural park, 20 minutes drive from Competa. See the artists-at-work. A tasty Indonesian Lunch menu will be offered 2-4pm from 2- 4pm. (17,50 p/p bookings: margal@me.com).

Saturday the 20th of October at 12pm Inauguration & celebration of the Symposium LUZ Art Exhibition in galeria Luz de la Vida! Artists are present.

Saturday the 20th of October 2 – 5pm A tasty lunch buffet at Finca Las Sierras accompanied by jazzy live music and a meet & greet with the artists.
(bookings 22,50 p/p bookings: 0034-603430559/ info@fincalassierras.com)



From Saturday 20th on the exhibition will run till the end of November.

Follow “Symposium Luz” and “Galeria Luz de la Vida” on Facebook!

For more information you can email: info@lieuwkeloth.nl

Annabel Keatley announces a series of upcoming workshops!!!!!!

Costa del Arte Collective was asked for workshops several times. So we are happy to share with you the most inspiring creative workshops that our member Annabel Keatley is going to offer in Almuñécar in the coming season! Have a look and have a try ! Enjoy your creativity !

Annabel Keatley and Espacio creativo are pleased to announce a series of upcoming workshops

This summer I have converted my shop into the working space I always wanted it to be, with the idea of teaching small groups of people different techniques. This way each person gets individual attention and can get as much as possible out of the classes and I can use the shop as a studio as well as a shop.

Beginning mid September, I am happy to be offering a variety of workshops on a weekly basis, in the mornings from 9:30am until 11:30am.

The shop will be open as usual 11am-2pm.
On workshop days the opening time will be at 11.30am.

Workshops, or a series of workshops, can be booked
for groups on specific dates, and also purchased as a gift.

Mixed Media Painting

In this workshop I teach my painting technique, which is a mixture of the ancient technique of encaustic, traditional oil painting and mixed media.

We work with oil paint, pure pigments and melted beeswax. Heating the wax, pouring and scrapping into it, mixing it with colour and painting over and under it with all kinds of mediums- oil bars, watercolour inks, pencil, charcoal and oil paint.

We will also use plaster to embed textures and use the beeswax like glue, binding inclusions into the work with heat and mixing it with all sorts of organic matter like leaves, sand and earth.

This workshop is very experimental and spontaneous, with many unexpected results, a fun approach to painting, and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced painters.

All materials provided.
From 9.30am-11.30am in Espacio Creativo
Price: 50 euros


In this class we will make beautiful paper by recycling unwanted paper,
adding texture and interest from previously prepared locally gathered plant fibres (like banana, esparto and avocado). We will use fresh leaves and petals as inclusions, as well as other things.

You will master the whole technique and make your own papers to take home.

Demonstrations and experimentation with embossing, embedding, sandwiching and adding colour and texture.

Participants who would like to make an artists book can make paper in this class and make their book in the following class.

All materials provided.
Price (1 class): 40 euros
With book making class: 75 euros
9.30am-11.30am in Espacio Creativo


This class will teach the basics and advanced techniques of painting with watercolour alongside encouraging a spontaneous use of colour and expressing what you feel and love about your choosen subject, rather than copying what is infront of you.

I began using watercolour in sketch books to record colours whilst traveling.I do not follow traditional rules or techniques whilst using watercolour and will also teach you my method.

Through a mixture of going out and sketching in Almuñécar and studio work we should get some great results and have fun making a lot of work with all that beautiful intense fluid colour.

All materials provided. Professional quality. Welcome to bring your own paints.
Price: 40 euros
9.30am-11.30am in Espacio Creativo

Papermaking and bookbinding
(2 classes)

A creative and practical workshop combining papermaking and bookmaking.

We will make paper with the idea of making a book with it or including it in a handmade book in the second workshop.

We will make sheets of paper from recycled paper and cotton, adding fibres such as banana, avocado and esparto to give the paper interest. Learn how to add inclusions of leaves and petals, as well as embossing and sandwiching effects to create texture and pleasing qualities.

During the first workshop we will discuss what kind of book you would like to make- fold out, zig zag, hand bound or loose leaf in a box (which you will make)

2 classes 9.30am-11.30am
Price for 1 class: 40 euros
Price for 2 classes: 75 euros
All materials provided.

Collage and Monoprint

Explore and combine a variety of collage techniques using found objects, a multitude of papers (handmade, patterned, found, stained, plant) fabrics and organic materials (sands, carborundum, leaves and fibres) to make works of art.
We will melt beeswax and use glues to assemble your works. Prepare your own papers- painting and drawing encouraged.

Printmaking techniques such as collagraph will be taught.
Monoprinting is an intuitive and very immediate method of making an image with line and colour which cannot be repeated and has the unique qualities of a print.

This is an inspiring multi media workshop which will be held over 2 days.
2 classes 9.30am-11.30am
Price for 1 class: 40 euros
Price for 2 classes : 75 euros
All materials supplied.
Beginners welcome.


Link to Map here 

Where will the workshops be held?
They will be held in my shop, Espacio Creativo, Calle Baja del Mar 14, Almunecar from 9:30am to 11:30am

What should I bring?
I will supply all necessary materials, which will be artist quality. It is advised that you wear comfortable old clothes or bring an apron.

Is booking in advance necessary, or can I just pop into classes?
Booking in advance is required, and payment in advance is necessary to secure your place.
Book soon! Limited to only 3 people per workshop.

Do I need to have basic artistic knowledge? Can someone experienced benefit from these classes?
All workshops are appropriate for both beginners and professional artists. They will be small classes, so each person will be given personal attention in relation to their needs.

How are the workshops scheduled?
The workshops will run from September to December.
Please see calender.

Help! I can’t come on those dates/times…
Please let me know and l can arrange a different date and time for you.

How are the workshops priced?
Workshops are 40 euros inclusive of all materials, which will be high quality.
Mixed Media Painting: 50 euros

Book your workshop or ask your questions here: 

Ready for a great day out? With Art and Food and Music?

The delightful exhibition of Costa del Arte Collective in the Galeria Luz de la Vida will end with a Finissage on Sunday the 16.09.18! Treat yourself to a great day out in Cómpeta! We have put together some very pleasant events for you!

All details about the Gallery at the bottom of the page.

The lively white village of Cómpeta and the nature park

Visit the lively white village of Cómpeta – a great village in the mountains, 16 km up from the coast –  situated at the foot of the nature park “Sierra de Almijara”.  If you like adventure, drive up the dirt road to the nature park and enjoy breath taking views and a breathtaking road!

A tasty 4 course Lunch at the Finca las Sierras

If you like to have a great lunch, reserve a place and enjoy the culinary delights of a 4 course menu at the Finca las Sierras. The Finca treats you to a wonderful surrounding, the tasty food of the Chef, the live music of Duo Masque and great views. Get in touch with some art works by members of the  Costa del Arte Collective, which are exhibited at the Finca. Get to know the artists, talk privately with Lieuwke Loth and Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel, who will be present.

Chill out at the Finissage at 6 pm in the Gallery. Enjoy

Be part of the Finissage of the art exhibition in the charming Galeria Luz de la Vida  with music and drinks. You will enjoy the cooling and relaxing atmosphere of the authentic and characteristic  Spanish building of the Galeria. You will be delighted by the light-hearted and joyful exhibition of the Costa del Arte Collective. You will find fascinating bronze and steel sculptures by Lieuwke Loth, surreal paintings in the style of the old Dutch masters by Anouk Slegers, very tactile abstract landscapes painted on canvas with oil, beeswax and sand by Annabel Keatley and vibrant, colourful abstract – expressionist paintings by Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel. Ask Annabel Keatley how she is creating her most beautiful artwork with such interesting ingredients like beeswax and sand.

Browse through the Gallery and be ready to be surprised by the treasures there! Maybe you will already find the first Christmas present! Sit in the sculpture garden  and enjoy the music of Duo Masque, get to know new people and chat! We are open at 5 pm!
Drive home happily and safely after a great day out!

2018-09 Plakat für Finissage Entwurf 1a


Galeria Luz de la Vida  ad leaflet art walk 2018
Laberinto bajo 15
+34 722539488
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. Saturday afternoon closed.

Just sneak in, we may also be open at other times 🙂

Costa del Arte Collective goes public! Visit our exhibition till 16.09. in Cómpeta!

We are very happy to announce the first exhibition of Costa del Arte Collective!  You can admire the works of  Anouk Slegers,  Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel , Annabel Keatley and Lieuwke Loth in the charming Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta.  You are warmly invited to visit the exhibition throughout August and till 16.09.18. We will be happy to welcome you and show you around!

On 16.09.18, at a Finissage,  we will celebrate our first show with music, wine and more! If you would like to receive an invitation with all the details, leave your email address. You find our contact information here.  Details  about opening times and the address of the Galeria Luz de la Vida you find below the pictures.


Opening of the Galeria Luz de la Vida:

Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and 17 pm to 20 m
Saturday afternoon closed.

Calle Laberinto bajo 15, Cómpeta

(The Galeria may be open at other days as well.)

Date of the Finissage 16.09.18



Where to find our art just now! / ¡Dónde encuentras nuestro arte ahora mismo!

Lieuwke Loth exhibits her Artwork at the ArtWeek in Odense, Denmark from 28.07. to 04.08.18.

Anouk Slegers and Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel paintings at the exhibition „¿Dónde estás, Salomón?” in Coín, Andalucia in the Colegio de Santa Maria de la Encarnatión. ( see info of 22.07.18 at Facebook link). The exhibition will run till 31.08.18

Annabel Keatleys works you can admire and buy  at the “Espacio Creativo” in Almuñécar, Andalucia all summer long.