Reflections – Painting the Eye
with Randal Roberts and Morgan Mandala

In this short workshop we will dive into a small acrylic painting with the subject of the eye. Together the class will be led through the process Randal and Morgan use to make mini paintings, and explore techniques of layering and glazing. Each participant will create one small, unique painting throughout our time together.

 10 am – 11 am – short talk and painting demo
11 am-1 pm –
Instruction / walk through for eye painting
1 pm – 2 pm – lunch
2 pm – 4:30 pm – continue eye paintings – detail & glazing
4:30 pm – 5 pm – finishing touches and Q & A

Materials to Bring
•Acrylic paints, brushes, palette, rags, etc  (various colors & sizes, to your personal taste).  • Small and medium brushes recommended. 1 (1″-2″) large flat brush for glazing.
•1 small canvas, primed wood block, or canvas board (12 inches or less!)
• Pencil or charcoal and eraser
•A reference photo of your own eye or the eye of a friend – references will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. 🙂

* All levels of painters welcome.
Some materials & colors will be available for shared use.

Randal Roberts

Randal Roberts is an internationally recognized self-taught painter. Having identified as an artist his whole life, at the age of 30 he was inspired to at last quit the factory job to dedicate himself to art full time after meeting Alex and Allyson Grey. After a yearlong soul-searching road trip across the U.S., Randal found a community at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, where he lived and worked for seven years.

During this time, he began building a body of artwork fusing various wisdom traditions, iconic symbolism, and profound personal experiences and relationships with the flow of ornamental design.

Since then, he has become a celebrated live-performance and studio painter. The organic sensibility and attention to detail in Randal’s paintings reveal his intuitive direction to “emphasize what you love about each brushstroke.”   He has lived in the beautiful NY Hudson Valley, the beloved San Francisco Bay, and is currently based in Boulder, CO.

Morgan Mandala
 Morgan Mandala was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois,USA, but has called the front range of Colorado home for a decade.  She is most well-known for live painting, circular canvases, and imagery of fantastic naturalism combined with geometry. Morgan has toured throughout the United States and beyond the borders, teaching, painting, and constantly learning, often in collaboration with artist and partner, Randal Roberts.

Trinity, painting by, Morgan Mandala

Morgan earned a double BFA in painting and art History with a minor in philosophy at Colorado State University. Her studies sparked her interest in the relationship between art and spirituality, and how this relationship manifests itself throughout global cultures with special interest in shamanism. Many paintings are informed by her world travels, symbolic studies, and experiences with plant medicine.

Randal Roberts & Morgan Mandala live painting at CoSM’s Full Moon Gathering.

“Metamorphosis” by Morgan Mandala

“Xochipili” by Morgan Mandala


Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.

Accommodations for this event must be booked directly through Hospitality. Please call 845-297-2323 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]

To plan a future stay, please view our Booking Calendar.


Guest Room Photo

The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.

The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.


CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.